Monday, June 1, 2015

In A Child's Name Movie (true story)

The movie In A Child's Name starring Valerie Bertinelli and Michael Ontkean is based on the murder of Teresa Taylor.

Here is another true story similar to this one

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dr. Kenneth Taylor, Dentist

This is a very interesting detail from someone who claims to know convicted murderer Ken Taylor. Word is....Dr. Kenneth Taylor married another woman on December 20, 2012. Right now, I am unable to confirm if this is true. If I get time to research this, I will let you know.

In the meantime, if anyone else can substantiate whether or not Ken Taylor is remarried, let us know.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

From someone who knew Ken Taylor

From Anonymous,

I am related to Ken through his late sister Nancy. I was in a wedding with him and had Thanksgiving with him around 1970. His family, though less than perfect were not really like the way the movie portrayed them. His brother was a great high school basketball star in Marion, In. He did later become very dependent on dru--- in college. It is weird how someone who seemed so friendly and nice could become the monster he ended up being. The Taylor family certainly was destroyed over his crime.

From Anonymous,
I was a Correctional Officer at a prison that Taylor he was a smart a**hole He acted as if he owned the joint. He tried to escape from that prison. The last I seen of him was when we put him in the van to be moved to a new prison

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Killer Dentist Kenneth Taylor

Notes on the Case of Domestic Abuse Victim Teresa Taylor
by Traciy Curry-Reyes 

A brief sketch of Kenneth Z Taylor

Kenneth Z. Taylor,35, was a dentist in Manalapan Township. He had been married 3 times. He abused both of his previous wives. He left the first wife right after she gave birth to their baby. He tried to smother second wife with Chloroform. The third wife was Teresa Taylor who he abused and ultimately killed. Others who knew him described him as a maniac who was completely obsessed with himself. He was a very angry man, who was abusive toward women in general. He also hated people of color, and he hated dealing with them at the clinic.

Murder and Adoption

In November 1984, Taylor bludgeoned his wife Teresa to death with a barbell in their home at 23 Valley road. Their son Philip was then 6 months old. Taylor drove with his infant son in the car with the body of his mother in the trunk of the car. A few days later Taylor disposed of the body in a location that he felt Teresa would've liked. Teresa was only 25 years old at the time. Kenneth Taylor has his trial and is convicted of murder. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole. After Taylor goes to prison a custody battle ensues over the son Philip Taylor.

Teresa’s sister Celeste Benigno White is granted custody, and Ken Taylor’s parents were given visitation rights during certain parts of the year. Ken Taylor’s parents were outraged by the agreement. They secretly adopted the boy in their home town of Indiana, and while the child was visiting his grandparents in 1986, he was not returned to the Whites. The Whites fought back, but the court process was not moving along very quickly.  Peter Maas wrote an article about the case entitled "Legacy of a Mother's Murder.” After the article appeared, an Indiana judge quickly ruled the adoption invalid, and Philip was returned to Celeste White.

Peter Maas was working on writing a novel at the time, but he became so intrigued with the case that he dropped everything to pursue writing the book on this case.

While on their honeymoon, Ken Taylor, beat his young wife Teresa so badly that she lost some teeth. Ken was the one who fixed her teeth.

There was a suggestion that it was possible that he may have been a victim of abuse himself as a child.

He cheated on his second wife with Teresa who was working as a hygienist at his clinic according to the second wife.

His case was also featured in Medical Murderers from the Files of True Detective Magazine

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo of Ken Taylor

Thanks so much Misty12 for that research!! Now, we have a recent pic of him. Wow, Ken Taylor is supposed to be in protective custody, and he has all of his info on the internet. Omg, and the title of his ad is "Dr. Kenneth Z. Taylor (I'm a dentist)".


Birth Date:
February 7, 1949
Incarcerated Since: November 18, 1984
Release Date:
November 16, 2014
Convicted Of:
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant
190 lbs
Wants To Write To:
Women Only
S Orientation: Straight

Will Write Overseas: Yes
I am open minded. I am looking for a women to be a friend, preferably 10 - 15 years of my age but not absolutely necessary. I have no ethnic prejudices. I prefer honest, trustworthy people. I'm 6'1", been incarcerated since November 18, 1984. I'm a dentist. The crime was a homicide which was tried and adjudicated as murder. So be it. My crime had nothing to do with my profession, and I am not a s{}offender. I'm lonely. I'd love to have a good woman, friend to ride out my time and get to know. I could be as good for the right woman as she would be for me. I'll be in touch.
Kenneth Taylor #1103011
Sussex I State Prison
1 - B - 35
24414 Musselwhite Dr.
Waverly, VA 23891-1111