Lancaster father decapitates two oldest children while forcing his other children to watch

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Police arrested a Lancaster father for decapitating his children and forcing his other siblings to watch on Wednesday. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr., 34, of Lancaster, California, is charged and arrested for the murders of his son, 12-year-old Maurice Taylor Jr., and daughter, 13-year-old Malaka Taylor.

According to ABC 7, Taylor Sr. decapitated his children on November 29. After the brutal killings, the father of four locked his two younger sons in their bedroom without food or water for days.

Luckily, police arrived at the Taylor residence in the 45000 block of Century Circle after someone reported a gas leak. Authorities were surprised to find the bodies of Maurice and Malaka Taylor on the morning of December 4 in the Lancaster home.

According to NBC Los Angeles, police have already interviewed Taylor’s wife and children but have not released any information. Today, Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr. is held in police custody on a $4.2 billion bail.

He faces two felony counts of murder and child abuse. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 57 years to life in prison.

The investigation is ongoing.


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