Bronx Man Sentenced to 25 Years In Holdup Killing

Bronx Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Holdup Killing

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced a 25-year sentence yesterday for a Bronx man who fatally shot a livery cab driver during a 2011 robbery.

According to the investigation, on March 31, 2011, Taylor and his children entered a livery cab driven by Julio Lora, 64, and rode to 921 Prospect Avenue. Following his children’s exit from the vehicle, Taylor retrieved a .45 caliber handgun and held it to Lora’s head, demanding money.

Taylor then shot Lora in the neck, escaping with a blood-soaked $13. Lora died from his wounds in late August.

“The defendant shot Julio Lora, a hardworking man, for a few dollars. The victim was on life support for five months before he lost his courageous battle,” Clark said.

Devon Taylor, 29, pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter during his 2016 trial.

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