Murder suspect testifies he tried to save UK chef

News Staff

On Tuesday, Mark Taylor told a courtroom he tried to perform CPR on UK chef Alex Johnson. 

Taylor is on trial because he is a suspect in the murder of Johnson. Another man, Timothy Ballard took a plea deal and admitted his involvement in the 2013 murder. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Taylor said Ballard planned to kill Johnson before arriving at Johnson’s apartment. 

Taylor told the court Ballard used a nightstick to hit Johnson to death. Taylor said he tried to give Johnson CPR to revive him.