|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1959|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1984|
New Jersey, USA
Teresa Taylor was a wife and a mother. She was young and beautiful and she was bludgeoned to death by her husband with a 20 lb bar bell, with which he beat her about the head 9 times. He dumped her body along a deserted stretch of highway in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Taylor was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison. A custody battle ensured for the couple's then 15 month old son, which led to a moving article entitled "Legacy of a Mother's Murder" and a book, "In A Child's Name", both authored by Peter Maas. The story was later made into a TV movie with the same title.
Custody of Mrs. Taylor's son was eventually awarded to her sister and brother-in-law. Mr. Taylor lost all parental rights, as did his parents, who had basically "kidnapped" the child and lied to an Indiana judge in order to circumvent NJ custody laws by adopting the child.
Teresa's story touched the hearts of many people who never met or knew her - only OF her. Her legacy does live on through her family and friends - those who did know and still love and miss her. Life does, in fact, go on...but never, ever forget this beautiful woman who was taken from them much too soon. Keep them forever in your prayers.
Created by: Elizabeth Amatelli
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33692078
Added by: Anonymous
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Belated [sorry] Angel Day Blessings to you, Teresa.|
Added: Nov. 22, 2013
I am so sorry that you were a murder victim! You are deeply missed by your families and your friends! May you rest in peace in God's hands forever! Your son is in good hands and he's also in God's hands too. I am so sorry that you had to meet Doctor Ke...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 19, 2013
...and here's a lovely hat to go with your new outfit, darling Teresa...|
Added: Nov. 12, 2013
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