Jordan Taylor murdered Ja’Vonn Taylor: Authorities

Alexandra Ward did nothing as Jordan Taylor (right) abused and murdered her daughter Amoura Smallwood, 3, authorities said. (Images: Whitley County Detention Center)

A Kentucky murder defendant is now accused of killing a second child in a separate incident.

Jordan Taylor, 23, was previously indicted in Whitley County for allegedly murdering Amoura Smallwood, 3, earlier this year. The child’s mother, Alexandra Ward, 20, faces “complicity” charges.

Now a Clay County grand jury has indicted Taylor with murdering his 6-month-old son, Ja’Vonn Taylor, according to local news outlet The Manchester Enterprise.

The infant died July 17, 2020, while in his father’s custody, authorities said. The child’s obituary said it happened at home.

Commonwealth Attorney Gary Gregory of the 41st Judicial Circuit said he may seek the death penalty against Jordan Taylor

“We are looking into everything, and the death penalty is clearly on the table as an option,” he said.

Jordan Taylor murdered Ja’Vonn Taylor: Authorities

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