On April 16, 2010, police and emergency medical technicians were dispatched to Wallace Taylor’s home in Hot Springs Village after Jean McCarthy called 911 from his home. Ms. McCarthy testified that she and Mr. Taylor had been dating since January 2010 and had planned to go to a party that day. When Mr. Taylor did not pick her up at 4:15 as planned, she drove to his house. She testified that the garage was open, the grill was out front, and the door was ajar. She went in, found Mr. Taylor unresponsive and lying on the kitchen floor, and called 911. She said that there was blood all over the phone.
Daniel Stramp, a paramedic, testified that he arrived at Mr. Taylor’s home at 4:51 p.m. on April 16, 2010. He said that he noticed a ladder lying on the floor of the garage when he arrived. He went inside and saw Mr. Taylor on his back in the kitchen, looking very sick. Matthew Boyd, a Hot Springs Village police officer, testified that when he arrived at Mr. Taylor’s home, he saw the paramedics working on Mr. Taylor, who was lying on the kitchen floor wearing only a pair of boxer shorts. He said that Mr. Taylor was bruised on his face and head and that there was blood on the carpet and the floors in the house. Officer Boyd said that Mr. Taylor’s face was covered in dried blood, his eyes were swollen and black and blue, he had a large abrasion on his chest, and he had trouble breathing. He testified that Mr. Taylor’s heart stopped while the ambulance was en route to the hospital.
Judge(s): Rita W. Gruber
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Court of Appeals
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|Kent Holt||Office of the Arkansas Attorney General|
|Dustin McDaniel||Office of the Arkansas Attorney General|