Life and death, love and despair; Abel given max sentence for girlfriend’s murder

Life and death, love and despair; Abel given max sentence for girlfriend’s murder

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

January 31, 1987, is the day Jake Abel's life began. January 31, 2018, is the day Jake Abel's life sentence began.

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Abel sentenced to life in prison for murder

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It took a Wise County jury only about 10 minutes Wednesday to decide that Jake Abel should spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend.

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Jury finds Abel guilty of murder

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brian Knox

Former Wise County resident Jake Abel was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend after the jury deliberated for 1 1/2 hours Wednesday.

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Suspect’s parents testify in murder trial; Case heads to jury

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury is expected to begin deliberating in the murder trial of Jake Abel Wednesday morning after both the state and defense finished putting on their cases Tuesday morning.

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Final encounters: Witnesses describe events around time of murder

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two witnesses who may have been the last to see Soccorro Taylor alive were called to testify in 271st District Court in Decatur on Friday. Taylor's boyfriend Jake Abel is on trial for her murder.

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Jury hears about abuse

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

Friends of the late Soccorro Taylor described seeing abuse at the hands of her boyfriend in the months leading up to her death in December of 2015.

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Worst fears confirmed; Jury hears about murder victim’s discovery, injuries

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Brian Knox

An unexpected visit from her nephew a few days before Christmas in 2015 left Boyd resident Cheryl Cornstubble curious about what he might have left behind.

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Murder trial begins

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

Testimony is scheduled to begin in a Decatur courtroom Wednesday in the murder trial of former Wise County resident Jake Charles Abel.

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