Clay County killer gets new sentencing hearing
John Calvin Taylor convicted in 1997 robbery, murder
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing hearing for a convicted killer.
John Calvin Taylor II, 57, was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1997 robbery and murder of Shannon Holzer.
She worked at a convenience store in St Johns County, and was taking the receipts to a bank in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, when she agreed to give Taylor a ride to Green Cove Springs.
Holzer's body was found in a wooded area. She had been stabbed to death, and the money was gone.
The jury voted 10-2 for the death sentence, and the Florida Supreme Court's new unanimous rule has once again been applied retroactively.
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