The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on April 23, 2021, Judge James J. Goodman, Jr., sentenced Lisette Taylor to 23 years Department of Corrections for her February 24, 2021, conviction of Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child for the death of her 19-day old infant daughter in 2017.
Evidence presented at trial demonstrated a pattern of conduct whereby the defendant neglected the infant after ingesting a large amount of methamphetamine, staying up for 24 hours, and then co-sleeping with the 19-day old infant for over 10 hours in a post-methamphetamine crash, resulting in the child’s death.
The case was investigated by the Graceville Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, the Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Mark Graham and Benjamin Keown.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.