Before his father’s killers were sentenced to life in prison Friday, Reginald Taylor Jr. had to be removed from Palm Beach County Circuit Court for an outburst during the hearing.
The killers, two half brothers, received multiple life sentences Friday for their roles in the murders of two convenience store patrons in a violent Christmastime robbery four years ago.
Travis Jackson and Pasco Reylonds received the sentences in the deaths of 68-year-old Alfonso Hunter and 52-year-old Reginald Taylor.
In sentencing the two, Circuit Judge Charles Burton classified both as prison releasee reoffenders, which made them eligible for higher penalties.
The sentence came at the end of an emotional hearing where victim Reginald Taylor’s son had to be led from the courtroom and subdued by a group of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies after an angry outburst.