|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 her, 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
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In memory of a precious Angel. ~ Autumn ~|
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Added: Feb. 15, 2014
Hi Teresa, you are resting in peace and are in Jesus' arms in Heaven. You are never forgotten! I do feel so compassionate towards you, your son, Philip and your families!! It would be lovely if I could have an opportunity to meet your sister, your son an...(Read more)|
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