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Hamm found guilty on 2 counts of deliberate homicide

Kyle Hamm guilty for the deaths of David and Charla Taylor
Posted: 5:05 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 11:48:57-04
Hamm found guilty on 2 counts of deliberate homicide

HELENA — A jury on Monday found Kyle Hamm guilty for the deaths of David and Charla Taylor.

It took the jury just a few hours to find Hamm guilty of two counts of deliberate homicide, as well as tampering with evidence and drug possession.

David and Charla Taylor's bodies were found in their Cayuse Road home on March 18, 2018.

Throughout the trial, the prosecution and defense agree Hamm went to the home that night, along with the Taylor's son Kaleb and another man, Journey Wienke.

Hamm told authorities he waited outside while Taylor and Wienke went in. Kaleb Taylor admitted he then attacked and killed his parents.

Prosecutors argued Hamm should also be convicted of homicide, because he was legally accountable for a robbery at the Taylors' home, and their deaths happened during the commission of that crime.

Defense attorneys said the evidence suggested that the Taylors were killed before any items were taken, so their deaths couldn't be connected to a robbery.

The judge has not yet set set a date for sentencing.

Taylor pleaded guilty to killing his parents and is currently serving two life sentences.

Wienke is scheduled to stand trial later this month.

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