Mark Taylor found guilty in murder of a UK chef

News Staff

Wednesday afternoon, a Fayette County jury found Mark Taylor guilty in the murder of Alex Johnson. 

In January 2014, Johnson’s body was found in a barrel at the bottom of the Kentucky River. Timothy Ballard admitted his involvement in the murder, took a plea deal and testified against Taylor last week. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the jury began deliberating at 12:20 p.m.