Delaware

Millsboro man on death row re-sentenced to life in prison

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - A Millsboro man who was convicted of murdering his fiancée days before their wedding has been re-sentenced, Delaware Department of Justice officials said.

Emmett Taylor was originally sentenced to death row for beating Stephanie Mumford to death in 2007. His death sentence was vacated and today he was re-sentenced to life in prison, officials said.

Delaware's death penalty was overturned last year by the Delaware Supreme Court over claims that it was unconstitutional and allowed judges too much discretion.

At the time of the crime, police say friends and family became concerned after neither Mumford or Taylor showed up to their wedding rehearsal dinner. Mumford was later found dead with evidence of a struggle throughout their home.
 


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