MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — Three family members will head to trial on murder charges Sept. 10, 2012.
Mark, Jamie and Jasmine Taylor face murder charges in the death of CaSondra Evrard.
Mark Taylor's attorney asked for an 11-month delay because the prosecution is now seeking the death penalty.
In court Friday, Jasmine Taylor's attorney also asked to suppress some of her statements to sheriff's detectives, claiming her miranda rights weren't given properly.
Her attorney also questioned her ability to comprehend questioning and reasoning and questions if coercion was used to pressure statements out of her.
Prosecutors and detectives said everything was done by the book.
At a hearing Nov. 9, the judge will decide if death can be considered as a penalty in this case.
A decision on Jasmine Taylor's suppression motion is expected at a pre-trial conference Dec. 7.
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky- A young lady missing- then found.
"I was able to make an immediate determination that this little girl had been murdered," Sheriff Jon Hayden said, flashing back to the afternoon of December 11th.
Hayden was the one to discover the body of CaSondra Evrard dumped near a creek off of Wilmington Road. The cause of death, according to the coroner, was due to "sharp force injuries."
He has dedicated the days and nights since to the case, "This has been very, very stressful on the department."
That is because Hayden had nearly all the pieces to this puzzle, "We were fairly sure from the onset what the motive was and who the people involved were."
He will not discuss the motive. But he is confident, thanks to evidence collected at the scene and at the suspects' home, he has the right people.
The arrests were made Tuesday evening beginning at 5:45. Father Mark Taylor, 46, is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. Investigators say he and his wife were the ones to dispose of the Evrard's body.
Mother Jamie Taylor, 44, faces the same charges. Their daughter, Jasmine, 21, is charged with murder.
According to Hayden, Jasmine and Evrard were friends. With one of the Taylor children recently out of the hospital, Jasmine had invited her over to celebrate.
"We believe CaSondra was lured over to that residence on false pretenses," he said.
"She had no idea what was gonna happen," he continued.
Hayden says he was pleased with the arrests and relieved to begin to offer the family some closure.
Carla Cruse, Evrard's mother said, "This is the only Christmas present we could ask for. We are so thankful to Jon Hayden and his team of investigators who have worked so hard and shown us such compassion."
Still Hayden says it is never enough, "No matter what we're able to do or a jury is able to do, it is still not gonna bring CaSondra back."
Additional charges for the Taylors are forthcoming. Hayden says the case is "far from over" and more arrests could follow.
Three more charged in CaSandra Evrard case
Web Editor - Jay Marchmon
Story Created: Mar 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM CDT
Story Updated: Mar 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM CDT
PADUCAH - As the investigation continues into the December 10, 2010 murder of CaSondra Evrard, three more people are charged in connection with the case.
After gathering more evidence and conducting additional interviews, McCracken County Sheriff's Department Detective Division arrested two adults at their home in Paducah Tuesday morning.
Paducah residents Zachary J. Finley, 19 years-old, and Brandi A. Marshall, 21 years-old, are both charged with Complicity to Kidnapping. The third individual charged was a juvenile at the time the crime was committed.
Since the victim was murdered, this is a capitol offence whereas the penalty could be life in prison.
All three were transported to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department so they could be interviewed by detectives, and then lodged in the McCracken County Jail.