VA Court of Appeals Denies Randy Taylor's Appeal
VA Court of Appeals Denies Randy Taylor's Appeal

The VA Court of Appeals has denied Randy Taylor's appeal, now the man convicted of the murder of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy is appealing to the VA Supreme Court.

May 11th, 12:25 PM EDT
FBI Tests Alexis Murphy's Car for Jesse Matthew's DNA
FBI Tests Alexis Murphy's Car for Jesse Matthew's DNA

There are tests underway to determine if Jesse Matthew's DNA is in Alexis Murphy's car.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:48 AM EDT
Nelson Authorities to Resume Search for Alexis Murphy
Nelson Authorities to Resume Search for Alexis Murphy

Nelson County investigators say they will search for Alexis Murphy next month. Sheriff David Brooks says the search will take place in Orange County in November.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 4:08 PM EDT
Randy Taylor Found Guilty of Abduction & Murder
Randy Taylor Found Guilty of Abduction & Murder

A jury found Randy Taylor guilty of murder in the commission of an abduction and abduction with intent to defile after six hours of deliberation in Nelson County Circuit Court Thursday.

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 9:37 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 5
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 5

Both the prosecution and the defense have rested their cases in the trial of Randy Taylor, the man accused of abducting and killing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:44 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 4
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 4

Testimony resumed Tuesday morning in Nelson County Circuit Court in the trial of Randy Taylor, the man accused in connection with the abduction and murder of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 9:54 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 3
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 3

The trial of Randy Taylor, the man accused in the abduction and murder of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, resumed Monday in Nelson County Circuit Court.

Monday, May 5th 2014, 9:48 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Murder Trial Day 2
Randy Taylor Murder Trial Day 2

Testimony has begun in the trial of Randy Taylor, the man accused in the abduction and murder of Nelson teen Alexis Murphy.

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 10:26 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 1
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial Day 1

Thursday marks the beginning of the murder trial for Randy Taylor, the man accused of abducting and killing Nelson teenager Alexis Murphy.

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 10:16 AM EDT
Attorney Requests Reopening Alexis Murphy Case
Attorney Requests Reopening Alexis Murphy Case

Randy Taylor’s attorney is requesting that the commonwealth reopen the Randy Taylor/Alexis Murphy case in light of Jesse Matthew being linked to Morgan Harrington’s 2009 case.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:07 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny
Randy Taylor Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny

The man found guilty of abducting and killing a Nelson County teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing an ATV and a dirt bike.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Randy Taylor Sentenced to Two Life Terms
Randy Taylor Sentenced to Two Life Terms

A judge sentenced Randy Taylor to two life sentences for the abduction and murder of Nelson teen Alexis Murphy.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 10:53 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Seeks New Trial in a Different County
Randy Taylor Seeks New Trial in a Different County

The man convicted of abducting and killing Alexis Murphy says he plans to seek a new trial in a different county.

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 6:57 PM EDT
Alexis Murphy's Family Speaks out on Randy Taylor Guilty Verdict
Alexis Murphy's Family Speaks out on Randy Taylor Guilty Verdict

Alexis Murphy's family says justice has been served with the jury's decision to convict Randy Taylor of abduction and murder Thursday.

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:27 PM EDT
Defense Attorney Talks Taylor’s Chances for Appeal
Defense Attorney Talks Taylor’s Chances for Appeal

After being convicted of first-degree murder in the commission of an abduction and abduction with intent to defile, what’s next for Randy Taylor?

Friday, May 9th 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial to Begin Thursday
Randy Taylor Abduction and Murder Trial to Begin Thursday

Trial begins Thursday for Randy Allen Taylor, the man accused of killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
Investigators Search Alexis Murphy Murder Suspect's Property
Investigators Search Alexis Murphy Murder Suspect's Property

Investigators are combing property around Randy Allen Taylor's Nelson County home Monday. Taylor is charged with the abduction and murder of Alexis Murphy.

Monday, April 14th 2014, 10:04 AM EDT
Randy Taylor Appears in Court for Pre-Trial Motions Hearing
Randy Taylor Appears in Court for Pre-Trial Motions Hearing

Randy Taylor, suspect in the disappearance and death of Alexis Murphy, appeared in court Monday morning for a pre-trial motions hearing.

Monday, March 31st 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
Change of Venue Denied for Randy Taylor Murder Trial
Change of Venue Denied for Randy Taylor Murder Trial

A Nelson County judge has denied Randy Taylor's defense team's motion to change the location of his murder trial.

Attorney Requests Change of Venue for Randy Taylor Murder Trial
Attorney Requests Change of Venue for Randy Taylor Murder Trial

The attorney for the suspect in the disappearance of a Nelson County teenager is seeking to have his client's trial moved.

Gag Order Prohibits Interviews with Randy Taylor
Gag Order Prohibits Interviews with Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor won't be doing any jailhouse interviews about his ties to missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.

Randy Taylor Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges
Randy Taylor Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges

Randy Taylor, the suspect in the disappearance of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy, is now charged with her murder.

Randy Taylor to Appear in Court for Pre-Trial Motions
Randy Taylor to Appear in Court for Pre-Trial Motions

The man charged in the abduction of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy is due back in court Monday afternoon.

Motion Filed to Request Gag Order in Randy Taylor's Trial
Motion Filed to Request Gag Order in Randy Taylor's Trial

Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony Martin filed a motion with the court asking that a gag order be entered in the case involving the abduction of Alexis Murphy.

Judge Approves Gag Order for Randy Taylor Trial
Judge Approves Gag Order for Randy Taylor Trial

Wednesday, a judge approved a gag order for the upcoming trial of Randy Taylor, who is charged with the abduction of Alexis Murphy.

Investigators Call on Hunters to Aid in Search for Alexis Murphy
Investigators Call on Hunters to Aid in Search for Alexis Murphy

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is asking hunters across central Virginia to stay vigilant for any clues that could help them find missing Nelson teenager Alexis Murphy. 

Investigators Conduct More Searches in Nelson for Alexis Murphy
Investigators Conduct More Searches in Nelson for Alexis Murphy

Investigators confirm that crews conducted more searches at several locations in Nelson County Sunday to find missing teen Alexis Murphy.

Nelson Investigators: Person of Interest Contacted in Murphy Case
Nelson Investigators: Person of Interest Contacted in Murphy Case

Nelson County investigators say they've talked to a person of interest in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

Grand Jury Indicts Taylor on Alexis Murphy Abduction Charge
Grand Jury Indicts Taylor on Alexis Murphy Abduction Charge

A Nelson County grand jury indicted Randy Taylor on two felony charges in Nelson County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Alexis Murphy's Cellphone Found
Alexis Murphy's Cellphone Found

The FBI says a cellphone belonging to Alexis Murphy, the Nelson County teenager who has been missing since August 3, has been found.

Investigators Find Red Sweater During Search for Alexis Murphy
Investigators Find Red Sweater During Search for Alexis Murphy

A reporter from Lynchburg's News and Advance witnessed dive teams collect a red sweater during a search of the Rockfish River late Saturday afternoon.

Investigators Comb Area of Nelson Searching for Alexis Murphy
Investigators Comb Area of Nelson Searching for Alexis Murphy

Dozens of search and rescue teams from across VA combed the woods and waterways of Nelson County for any trace of Alexis Murphy.

Randy Taylor in Court, Trial Date Set for Probation Violation
Randy Taylor in Court, Trial Date Set for Probation Violation

The prime suspect in the disappearance of Alexis Murphy appeared in court Thursday for a different case.

Alexis Murphy Abduction Suspect Denied Bond
Alexis Murphy Abduction Suspect Denied Bond

Randy Taylor, top suspect in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, has been denied bond.

Media, Public Barred from Taylor Bond Hearing
Media, Public Barred from Taylor Bond Hearing

A Nelson judge has ruled to bar media and the public from Randy Taylor's bond hearing Thursday. Taylor is the top suspect in Alexis Murphy's disappearance.

Flower Shop Owners Tie Pink Ribbons in Support of Alexis Murphy
Flower Shop Owners Tie Pink Ribbons in Support of Alexis Murphy

The pink bows Alexis' teammates wore during Saturday's volleyball tournament were tied together and donated by a Lovingston florist.

Alexis Murphy's Family Addresses Marijuana Allegations
Alexis Murphy's Family Addresses Marijuana Allegations

Alexis Murphy's family addresses Randy Taylor's story and Twitter posts spotlighting claims of Alexis' association with drugs.

Search For Alexis Murphy Day 12
Search For Alexis Murphy Day 12

The search to find Alexis Murphy is now in day 12. There were a few developments in the case Thursday.

The Search for Alexis Day 12: Family Reacts
The Search for Alexis Day 12: Family Reacts

The investigation into Alexis Murphy's disappearance has moved out of Nelson County, as family members cling to the hope she'll be found alive.

Through Attorney, Randy Taylor Tells His Story
Through Attorney, Randy Taylor Tells His Story

More details in the disappearance of Alexis Murphy are coming to light. Randy Taylor is telling his side of the story.

Randy Taylor’s Attorney Discusses Client's Legal Process
Randy Taylor’s Attorney Discusses Client's Legal Process

Michael Hallahan, the attorney appointed to represent abduction suspect Randy Taylor, is speaking out about the case before him.

Former Employer of Randy Taylor ‘Never Suspected Anything’
Former Employer of Randy Taylor ‘Never Suspected Anything’

One of Randy Taylor's former employers in Greene County says she cannot imagine him abducting anyone.

Abduction Suspect not Linked to "Route 29 Stalker"
Abduction Suspect not Linked to "Route 29 Stalker"

Abduction suspect in the Alexis Murphy case, Randy Taylor, does not appear to be connected to a well-known murder case from the area.

Investigators & K-9s Search Taylor Property, Search for Murphy Continues
Investigators & K-9s Search Taylor Property, Search for Murphy Continues

An active ground search is on in Nelson to find missing teen Alexis Murphy. Federal agents have returned to the home of abduction suspect Randy Taylor.

Lovingston Man Says He Recalls Randy Taylor’s 'Strange' Behavior
Lovingston Man Says He Recalls Randy Taylor’s 'Strange' Behavior

Ten days after Alexis Murphy's disappearance, details are shedding light on suspect Randy Taylor's activity in Nelson County.

Alexis Murphy Case Gains National Attention
Alexis Murphy Case Gains National Attention

The case of missing Nelson County 17-year-old Alexis Murphy is now getting national attention.

Randy Taylor Appears in Court for Advisement Hearing
Randy Taylor Appears in Court for Advisement Hearing

The suspect in the disappearance of Nelson teenager Alexis Murphy appeared before a judge on an abduction charge Tuesday.

Tracking Down Abduction Suspect Randy Taylor
Tracking Down Abduction Suspect Randy Taylor

A Charlottesville-area business' surveillance video helped investigators track down the man they suspect abducted Alexis Murphy.

Murphy Family Says They Recognize Abduction Suspect and Truck
Murphy Family Says They Recognize Abduction Suspect and Truck

Family members of Alexis Murphy say they recognize the man arrested in connection with her disappearance, Randy Taylor, and his truck.

Sunday Developments in Alexis Murphy Case
Sunday Developments in Alexis Murphy Case

There has been a major break in the search for a Nelson County teenager missing for more than a week. The FBI has confirmed it has arrested a suspect.

Arrest Made in Alexis Murphy Case
Arrest Made in Alexis Murphy Case

An individual was taken into custody and charged with abduction in the disappearance of Alexis Murphy. 

Alexis Murphy on Minds of Nelson County Church Congregations
Alexis Murphy on Minds of Nelson County Church Congregations

The ministers are encouraging parishioners to continue praying for Alexis' safe return.

Nelson County Students Going Back to School, Teen Still Missing
Nelson County Students Going Back to School, Teen Still Missing

As day eight of the investigation comes to a close, Alexis' family is trying to give her brothers a fresh start to a new school year. 

FBI Showing Businesses Photo of Man Possibly Tied to Murphy Case
FBI Showing Businesses Photo of Man Possibly Tied to Murphy Case

The FBI has confirmed agents are showing photos of people seen in close proximity to Murphy on other surveillance cameras and attempting to identify those people.

Alexis Murphy Case Goes National, Community Support Grows
Alexis Murphy Case Goes National, Community Support Grows

The FBI has taken the search for 17-year-old Alexis Murphy nationwide as the Nelson County community is showing its support.

Counselor Provides Tips for Parents Discussing Missing Teen Case
Counselor Provides Tips for Parents Discussing Missing Teen Case

After the news of Alexis Murphy's disappearance, emotions are running high for parents worrying about their children's safety and how to talk to their children about their own concerns.

Police Explain Why No Amber Alert will be Issued in Murphy Search
Police Explain Why No Amber Alert will be Issued in Murphy Search

Virginia State Police say no Amber Alert will be issued in the search for missing Nelson teenager Alexis Murphy since her car has been located. 

Friday Developments in Search for Alexis Murphy
Friday Developments in Search for Alexis Murphy

The search for missing Nelson teenager Alexis Murphy stretches into day six. While there are no breakthroughs in her case, there are some details emerging Friday.

Search Continues for Missing Nelson Teen
Search Continues for Missing Nelson Teen

Authorities have switched the focus of their investigation from Nelson to Albemarle, gathering information and video in search of Alexis Murphy.

Missing Nelson County Teen's Car Found
Missing Nelson County Teen's Car Found

Police have located missing teen Alexis Murphy's car in northern Albemarle County at Carmike Cinemas.