DATE: February 21, 2023

CASE: Vincent Taylor & Raymond Butler (Case #21FE011009)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Homicide Unit

Vincent Taylor and Raymond Butler were each convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Terrance Flournoy.  Taylor was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On May 26, 2021, the victim received custody of his child after a child custody hearing was held.  One of the child’s family members, Raymond Butler, then conspired with Vincent Taylor to kill the victim.  Butler and Taylor drove to the victim’s business, where Taylor shot and killed the victim with a semi-automatic handgun.  Taylor then fled in the get-away car Butler was driving.  The firearm used by Taylor was never recovered. Both defendants were on parole at the time of the offense.

Allegations that Taylor has prior strike convictions for assault with a firearm with personal use of a firearm and attempted robbery will be determined at the sentencing hearing. Allegations that Butler has prior strike convictions for kidnapping and robbery will also be determined at sentencing.

Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 100 years to life in state prison. Butler faces a maximum sentence of 76 years to life in state prison.  Sentencing is set for May 12, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 12 before the Honorable Maryanne Gilliard.

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