Trial date set for Lamar Co. capital murder suspect

Trial date set for Lamar Co. capital murder suspect
Timothy Taylor

A trial date is set for a Lamar County man indicted in the May 2013 capital murder of a Purvis woman.

Timothy Taylor, 39, is charged in the death of Claudette Ezell, 76, who died at her home on First Avenue. During a short hearing in Lamar County Circuit Court, Taylor's trial date was set for September 8th.

According to the indictment, Taylor did willfully and without authority of law and with or without deliberate design to effect death, did kill and murder Claudette Ezell, while the said Timothy Taylor were engaged in the commission of felonious arson, contrary to and in violation of murder.

Taylor was taken into custody during the investigation on suspicion of arson, then was later charged with murder also.

Taylor was denied bond by Lamar County Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson. Taylor is being housed in the Lamar County Jail.