• Deputies: Man discussed Illuminati before fatally stabbing father at Orange County home

    By: Katlyn Brieskorn , Jason Kelly

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies said a man stabbed his father to death Saturday afternoon at an Orange County home.

    Investigators said they arrived at a home at about 3:15 .m. on Nature Coast Trail near Avalon Park Boulevard, where they found Louis Taylor, 61, dead.

    Detectives said they arrested Taylor's son, Justin Taylor, 27, on suspicion of murder.

    Documents said deputies were previously called to the home in 2017 and 2018.

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    Investigators said the victim's estranged wife and the suspect's mother said Justin Taylor was acting strangely on the phone.

    Detectives said she and her friend told them Saturday that he was acting erratically and mentioned the Illuminati and the end of the world.

    They said she visited the home, where she discovered her husband's body sitting upright near his bed.

    Investigators said Justin Taylor had a deep cut on his hand.

    A resident told Channel 9 that she has heard arguments at the home before.

    Records said Justin Taylor was previously charged with battery in 2017 when he pushed his mother during an argument and in 2018 when he struck her.

    He has not yet faced a judge because he is under medical evaluation.


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