Man sentenced to 58 years for killing 2 men at nightclub in 2014

Man sentenced to 58 years for killing 2 men at nightclub in 2014

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after two people were shot and killed in a motorcycle club in 2014, according to Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.

Robert Taylor, 38, was sentenced to 25 years on two separate counts of second-degree murder and another eight years for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Police said Taylor shot and killed 52-year-old Eric Whitaker and 26-year-old Jonathan Triplett, during the early morning hours of April 25, 2014, after an argument broke out at a club on Chelsea Avenue.

Witnesses say Taylor left the club after the altercation and came back with a weapon, shooting and killing the two victims.

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