Man indicted for 1st degree murder in cabbie killing

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MINNEAPOLIS - A 20-year-old Robbinsdale man is now charged with first degree murder in the killing of a popular cab driver on the north side of Minneapolis.

A Hennepin County Grand Jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Thursday against Samuel Johosephat Taylor in the murder March 14 murder.

Taylor was indicted for killing 56-year-old William Harper of Roseville in the commision of an aggravated robbery. Harper was found shot in the side, laying in the street outside his cab as it sat parked on the 400 block of 23rd Avenue North.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office convened the grand jury and also obtained an indictment for second-degree murder against Taylor. He has been held on a criminal complaint for second-degree murder filed March 22.

Taylor's murder trial is set to begin Monday before Judge Daniel Moreno.

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