91-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Attacked By Robbers

A violent Eastern Kentucky home invasion is now a murder investigation, after the 91-year-old victim dies from his injuries.

91-year-old Bill Taylor died at the University of Tennessee hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after robbers broke into his Bell County home and beat him up.

Police are still looking for those responsible. Taylor's son says he thinks the robbers were looking for prescription drugs.

Taylor's son also says his father likely had a loaded pistol and rifle by his side when he was beaten. But he probably couldn't react fast enough to use the weapons in self defense.

A $2,000 reward still stands for information leading to arrests in the case.


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  • by mi mi mi Location: TN on Jan 28, 2008 at 08:25 AM
    i cant beleive that someone would do that!! the world is so bad. those robbers need to look to GOD!!! I think they need to do to them whatever they did to that poor old man. Thats terrible.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Jan 27, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    It is a sad indictment against our society when a person manages to live 91 years only to have his life taken away by some pill popping punks. This makes me so mad... Make them pay!!!!
  • by Angie Location: Lexington on Jan 27, 2008 at 08:49 PM
    It was heartbreaking when I heard about this the first time, I found out he passed away and cried. may god rest his soul and be with the family through this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope when they catch the low life's that did this, I hope they pay the price. God bless
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: PAINTSVILLE on Jan 27, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    I AGREE WITH WOW IN RICHMOND, BUT BEFORE YOU HANGEM, DO THE SAMETHING TO THEM AS THEY HAD DONE TO THAT POOR OLD MAN FIRST. THEN HANGEM. MT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF BILL TAYLOR A FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FREIND TO EVERYONE
  • by jennifer Location: austin on Jan 27, 2008 at 12:09 AM
    i truly know exactly what the family is going through and it sucks my grandfather was shot six times 2 weeks ago in what the plice thinks was a robbery all i can say is hold on to trust in god thats the only thing that has kelp me sane one way or another these people will pay for their if not by man by god you reap what you sew
  • by Francie Location: South Carolina on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:30 PM
    May all who loved him know that there are good people out there that want to give you comfort and support
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jan 25, 2008 at 04:00 AM
    They were probably looking for pills. They also have probably been convicted of a pill related offense already, and were given a slap on the wrist and released. They never do anything to these pill poppers but slap them on the wrist. If you are caught with a little bit of marijuana they throw the book at you. They need to start prosecuting these pill heads to the fullest extent of the law. These killers weren't looking for pot when they killed this poor man. It was either pills or money to buy crack or meth that they were looking for. Lets get the drug laws changed and prosecute the people who are doing all the violent crimes. Not the peaceful potheads.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 24, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    Catchem, tryem, and hangem!
  • by Floyd Co. Resident Location: Ky on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:00 PM
    Why kill a poor old man? If they wanted his medicine I'm sure they probably could have taken it without having to kill him. Just another example of what drugs are doing to our communities. These people have no feeling for anything or anyone. All that is on their mind is getting another pill. They just don't care what they do. Prayers to the man's family.
  • by george on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:39 PM
    The truck driver that was charged with murder,is not a typical truck driver.Most truck drivers are professional,and don't drive impaired.Still yet you will always have a few truck drivers that will drive impaired,and that makes all of us professional drivers look bad. I think that any commerical driver that is convicted of impaired driving should be sentenced double the max. sentence allow by law.
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