Robert Dean Taylor found guilty in 19...

Robert Dean Taylor found guilty in 1993 1st degree murder case

There are 36 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 14, 2008, titled Robert Dean Taylor found guilty in 1993 1st degree murder case. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : MARION A Virginia man was found guilty Monday of first degree murder in the 1993 slaying of an Old Fort woman.

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Arveleta mcpeters

United States

#1 Jul 16, 2008
Thank GOD they found him guilty. Zilpha was my aunt and our family suffered for almost 15 years without knowing what happened to her, and who did it. Jusice was served on monday july 14th of 2008 when the jury of 6 men and 6 women saw the truth in this heartless murderer.one less murderer will walk the streets, He thought he had gotten by with this for it took 13 years to find out who did it. Zilpha was loved by all the knew her and she will never be forgotten. As you say your prayers thank GOD that justice was served for ZILPHA LOUISE LOWERY
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#2 Jul 17, 2008
Arveleta mcpeters wrote:
Thank GOD they found him guilty. Zilpha was my aunt and our family suffered for almost 15 years without knowing what happened to her, and who did it. Jusice was served on monday july 14th of 2008 when the jury of 6 men and 6 women saw the truth in this heartless murderer.one less murderer will walk the streets, He thought he had gotten by with this for it took 13 years to find out who did it. Zilpha was loved by all the knew her and she will never be forgotten. As you say your prayers thank GOD that justice was served for ZILPHA LOUISE LOWERY
Sorry for your loss and glad for your closeure.

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#3 Jul 17, 2008
""...Taylor was sentenced to life in prison without parole, said McDowell County District Attorney Brad Greenway...."""

""Taylor was arrested last year in a federal prison in New Jersey where he was reportedly serving time on a weapons charge....""

I cannot imagine the long wait for Ms. Lowery's family. The wheels of justice move so slow. Hopefully this will give them some closure.
taylors son

Wise, VA

#4 Feb 1, 2014
I'd really appreciate if you guys would STOP talking shit about my dad. Forreal. He didn't do it, it was his dumb ass cousin Robin Whited. My father is innocent! He swears to be every day that he is. He's been locked up for doing NOTHING. Robin should be locked up. & if you would read up on the whole case, Robin changes his story EVERYTIME he speaks to the police. After this case the Taylors have a bad name. Stop talking trash about my dad.
Ken

Easley, SC

#5 Feb 1, 2014
You do realize that the posts are from 2008 right?
okpatriot

Borger, TX

#6 Mar 7, 2014
taylors son wrote:
I'd really appreciate if you guys would STOP talking shit about my dad. Forreal. He didn't do it, it was his dumb ass cousin Robin Whited. My father is innocent! He swears to be every day that he is. He's been locked up for doing NOTHING. Robin should be locked up. & if you would read up on the whole case, Robin changes his story EVERYTIME he speaks to the police. After this case the Taylors have a bad name. Stop talking trash about my dad.
Then why did he brag to other inmates about killing her? Dickhead killed her because she wouldn't have sex with him? What a peice of crap! Hope he is enjoying pulling booty duty with big bubba in his little cell every night. You should accept he is a murderer and move on with your life dude.
Reba

Asheville, NC

#7 May 14, 2015
taylors son wrote:
I'd really appreciate if you guys would STOP talking shit about my dad. Forreal. He didn't do it, it was his dumb ass cousin Robin Whited. My father is innocent! He swears to be every day that he is. He's been locked up for doing NOTHING. Robin should be locked up. & if you would read up on the whole case, Robin changes his story EVERYTIME he speaks to the police. After this case the Taylors have a bad name. Stop talking trash about my dad.
You need to face reality little boy your daddy is a murderer and also a rapist and yes so is robin whited they both are rapist murderers and my sister is dead because of both of the sorry bastards!!!
It could have been me

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 1, 2016
Reba wrote:
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You need to face reality little boy your daddy is a murderer and also a rapist and yes so is robin whited they both are rapist murderers and my sister is dead because of both of the sorry bastards!!!
Reba, I've been wanting to talk with you ever since this episode aired ... I know both Bobby and Robin ... And I was suppose to be there ... Robin was going to move me down there in that trailer with them ... In early July 1993, but I changed my mind at the last minute and told them not to come get me. I'm grateful in one way that I wasn't there because it could have been me and your sister both that were victims, but I feel guilty in another way because I feel like I could have helped her or saved her from this. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Davis

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2017
taylors son wrote:
I'd really appreciate if you guys would STOP talking shit about my dad. Forreal. He didn't do it, it was his dumb ass cousin Robin Whited. My father is innocent! He swears to be every day that he is. He's been locked up for doing NOTHING. Robin should be locked up. & if you would read up on the whole case, Robin changes his story EVERYTIME he speaks to the police. After this case the Taylors have a bad name. Stop talking trash about my dad.
I came across this forum while trying to find Robins case I do know your telling the truth he lives in my town and has admitted to killing the lady. My daughter met him cause of his stepson she lived with them around 2013 and had no idea this happened until he bragged. He told my daughter several times she'd end up like this lady. After finding this out she's no longer in touch with that bunch.
Tell the truth then

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Mar 20, 2017
Davis wrote:
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I came across this forum while trying to find Robins case I do know your telling the truth he lives in my town and has admitted to killing the lady. My daughter met him cause of his stepson she lived with them around 2013 and had no idea this happened until he bragged. He told my daughter several times she'd end up like this lady. After finding this out she's no longer in touch with that bunch.
If you say he admitted it and bragged about it then why are you letting him live free. Why is the family letting him live free? I don't understand how you can testify in court that you were a part of it and did it but walk out a free man. Someone needs to step up and do something if you all really care. You and your daughter needs to bring him to justice. How can you let him live out there. Take action.
Me again

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2017
Tell the truth then wrote:
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If you say he admitted it and bragged about it then why are you letting him live free. Why is the family letting him live free? I don't understand how you can testify in court that you were a part of it and did it but walk out a free man. Someone needs to step up and do something if you all really care. You and your daughter needs to bring him to justice. How can you let him live out there. Take action.
Your obviously not understanding what I said my daughter met Robin whited son in school. They became an item around 2011 or 2012 I'm not completely sure of the dates anyway my daughter got pregnant by his stepson (r u understanding) they where high school sweethearts. They (stepson &my daughter) lived with me. After she had the baby they moved in with his family his mother and Robin. I never new of this crime till my daughter told me she found out after she was living there cause he played the court case he has it on a CD as much as his family lies I didn't believe it I didn't believe my daughter I even thought she lied to me. Yesterday when I seen this on my towns topic forum swords creek VA I was shocked. Shes gone from that bunch and has been for awhile. She even knows the murder weapon cause of Robin bragging and scaring her (when she lived with them) he played the tape he even laughed at how stupid the cops where. He also threatened my daughter many times said she'd end up like Zilpha. He told her everything even the murder weapon. They killed this her with a trophy I've never seen anything about a trophy so that proves how guilty he is and that he has bragged how else would my daughter know the crime happened. Damn straight we would talk to whoever and answer questions we can only tell what we know which as u know it can't be used in a trial it's called hearsay so they probably wouldn't question her at all.
Me again

United States

#12 Mar 20, 2017
Tell the truth then wrote:
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If you say he admitted it and bragged about it then why are you letting him live free. Why is the family letting him live free? I don't understand how you can testify in court that you were a part of it and did it but walk out a free man. Someone needs to step up and do something if you all really care. You and your daughter needs to bring him to justice. How can you let him live out there. Take action.
I'm no judge or hurry so I don't let him live free the case is over I don't think anything would happen cause of the laws they following like double jeopardy etc
Tell the truth then

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Mar 20, 2017
Me again wrote:
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I'm no judge or hurry so I don't let him live free the case is over I don't think anything would happen cause of the laws they following like double jeopardy etc
Robert Taylor was convicted of heresay. No physical evidence in that trial. If she knows and he told her he killed her it's anyone's responsibility to contact the McDowell sheriff's office and tell them.
Las

Naples, FL

#14 Mar 25, 2017
Yes
....but she was a piglet ..
Drugs and screwing around with two pieces of trash...get smart women
Shane

Bee, VA

#15 Mar 25, 2017
Which car lot did Robin work at?
Reba Flores

Marion, NC

#16 Mar 26, 2017
Las wrote:
Yes
....but she was a piglet ..
Drugs and screwing around with two pieces of trash...get smart women
Who are you calling a piglet?
Reba Flores

Marion, NC

#17 Mar 28, 2017
You must be talking about yourself and know nothing about my sister, Zilpha was young, skinny, beautiful and single and she was never on drugs, those two evil guys secretly put Xanax in her drink Robin testified to that, so when you know nothing about people and their lives the best thing to do is to keep your mouth shut because KARMA is a bitch!!!
Tell the truth then

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Mar 29, 2017
Reba Flores wrote:
You must be talking about yourself and know nothing about my sister, Zilpha was young, skinny, beautiful and single and she was never on drugs, those two evil guys secretly put Xanax in her drink Robin testified to that, so when you know nothing about people and their lives the best thing to do is to keep your mouth shut because KARMA is a bitch!!!
Why is Robin free as a bird then? Zilpha's family should be getting in touch with his ex wife Crystal. His stepson Blaken. The girlfriend of Blaken that lived with them , Chante. They all know that Robin did this but everyone wants to allow him to go on like nothing happened. Guess he hasn't met KARMA!
The truth

Hurricane, WV

#19 May 26, 2017
Las wrote:
Yes
....but she was a piglet ..
Drugs and screwing around with two pieces of trash...get smart women
It does sound like she associated with a very questionable crowd. That is usually the case in these situations.
wooden leg and kickstand

United States

#20 Jun 22, 2017
I just watched the brand new episode of Cold Case Files on A&E Network and this murder was on it. It never told anything else about Jeremiah's murder case. The show started out talking about Jeremiah's death, then it went straight into Miss Lowery's death and how both murders were in the same family and both were killed by blows to the head so police thought whomever killed one, also killed the other to keep from talking. Then nothing else was ever said about Jeremiah's murder anymore. I was just wondering if anything new has came up in that case. I also want to say how much sympathy I had for the Lowery girls family while I was watching the show. I felt SO BAD for them and what all they went through and for so long. I pray her family has found peace now with the case being solved.

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