BASS LAKE — After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberation, the jury in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor has reached a verdict.
Taylor-Windsor, 26, was found guilty of first degree murder in the stabbing death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., as well as guilty of the special allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of the murder.
Taylor-Windsor was found guilty of second degree attempted murder for the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg, 32, of Auburn, along with the special allegation for use of a deadly weapon. The jury also determined he is guilty of causing great bodily injury to Kallenberg.
The incident happened on Nov. 15, 2016, as Kallenberg drove a Ford F250 southbound on Highway 41 north of Oakhurst. Taylor-Windsor was a passenger in the rear seat of the truck, and repeatedly stabbed the two victims in what he claimed was an act of self defense, saying they had pulled a gun on him and stabbed him with a syringe.
Taylor-Windsor will return to court for sentencing on June 8. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life for the murder of Jessica Nelson, plus an additional year for the special allegation verdict.
For the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg, Taylor-Windsor faces seven years to life, plus an additional three years for great bodily injury, and another year for the special allegation of using the knife.