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Debi Congram

Arlington Heights, IL

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Feb 5, 2013
 
Hello forum members - I saw the 1980 Lisa Conn murder case mentioned in this forum and wondered what happened following the trial and conviction of Alan Taylor. Browsing the web I saw his conviction was overturned but I can't find anything after that. Can someone help? I was a reporter back then and covered the case and it was an awful story. I'd like to believe there was justice at the end.
Maria

Canton, IL

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Feb 6, 2013
 
One kid was in jail until he was 21. I think that was the Taylor Kid. One of the other punks name was Gaskins and I heard nothing ever happened to him. That is all I know.
Maria

Canton, IL

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Feb 8, 2013
 
What happened in his re-trial?
GI Jane

Philadelphia, PA

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Jul 9, 2013
 
Taylor was granted a new trial due to "pre-trial publicity" found not guilty & walked. After the retrial it was reported he legally changed his name & moved to MO.
Gaskins was never tried- not enough evidence to get a conviction.
patty stewart

Grand Prairie, TX

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Aug 21, 2013
 

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Lisa was like a big sister to me , she was a very petite beautiful young lady , I remember the night she was found killed and her viewing....we had plans for her and Tonys wedding, she didn't deserve to die this way she should have lived to be a very old lady...she is still very much loved in my heart!!!
minta

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Jan 12, 2014
 
I remember her...so beautiful... She watched me a couple of times. I've thought about throughout the years....and then met Tony. Small world. And yes, she was definitely an amazing person.. her spirit will always be with us <3
Robert Hodge

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Monday Jul 7
 
Never met Lisa, but I remember hearing about this incident. I remember part of the reason the Taylor punk was found not guilty at his retrial was because he claimed he didn't intend to kill Lisa, supposedly she "moved" (presumably struggled) and "accidentally" cut her throat on the knife. i guess the fact that she couldn't have cut herself if this creep hadn't been DELIBERATELY holding a knife to her throat meant nothing to the jury at the retrial. Hopefully he'll get his one of these days.
Jay

Saratoga Springs, UT

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Saturday Jul 12
 
I went to school with her. I lived about 5 houses from Central and she parked her car in front of my house most days. I remember the night it happened. It was weird, because I was at a friend's about two doors over from my house and all these sirens were going down North Street. When I found out, I was freakin' really upset. I wasn't close to her, but just saw her at the same friend's house a few days before. He was wise to move away. He wouldn't have lasted very long if he stayed in the area. What a waste of a beautiful person.

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