Edward Winder charged with 1st & 2nd degree murder for Tavin Molock in Wico. Co.

The jury decided the fate for Edward Winder on his third day of the murder trial. Winder is among six others charged for the death of Tavin Molock back in 2017. 

And the verdict is out. Winder is guilty of first and second degree murder. 

It's a relief for Tina Molock, the mother of Tavin, who was beaten, stabbed and left to die along Bethel Street back July 30th, 2017. 

"The first trial, the kid was found not guilty of all charges and I’m thinking the same thing is going to happen to this. But it was seven, there is no way that one guy could’ve killed my baby with that one leg, it’s no way," Molock tells us. 

Winder admitted that he wanted to help his aunt, co-defendant Brandi Upshure, get her money back that Molock allegedly stole. 

Molock tells 47 ABC, "I believe he was the total aggressor. If it weren't’t for him, he wouldn't’t have did this to him, cause he would’ve been gone away from the rest of them."

On the stand, Winder gave his testimony, which veered away from an interview he was apart of just days after the crime. 

Tina Molock along with the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office wanted to make sure Winder shouldered some of the responsibility and judging by their decision, the jury agreed.

Last week, Hammond Taylor was found not guilty by a jury in connection to the same crime. 

We still have four co-defendants left to take the stand. We will continue to follow the trials of the remaining co-defendants, as they continue to unfold over the course of the next couple of months. 

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