Hearing Cancelled For Kathy Taft Murder Suspect

A preliminary hearing for the Raleigh man accused of killing Kathy Taft has been cancelled.

Jason Williford had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday in Wake County. The 30-year-old Raleigh man is charged with killing the state school board member from Greenville.

The 62-year-old Taft was killed in early March while staying at a friend's home after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Court officials say Monday's hearing was cancelled because Williford was indicted last week for Taft's murder and rape. A preliminary hearing verifies there is enough evidence for a case to go before a grand jury, but since Williford has already been indicted there is no need for the hearing.

He remains in jail without bond.

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  • by Vinny Location: NC on Dec 14, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    Who found DNA? Please post articles. Thanks!
  • by Raleigh Person Location: Raleigh on May 11, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    What's wrong with the cops searching the sister's car? Don't you think it's prudent for them to look for evidence in all nearby places she's been? The sister's car, if I read the warrant correctly (available on wral.com) was abandoned a block away with the keys accidentally locked in.... sort of strange and could have been some drama there, so I don't think it unreasonable for them to have searched the car. Yes, it's very important for cops to observe people's rights, but at the same time I want them to chase as many potential leads as possible in that first 24 hours... I think we all hope what Sit Happens suspects is incorrect... I certainly hope we don't have that kind of police injustice in our town.
  • by Really? Location: Greenville on May 11, 2010 at 07:37 AM
    OMG - your commments are dumber than anything I have ever heard - THE COPS FOUND DNA EVIDENCE ON HER FROM HIM. And you are Still blaming the sister? Get a life and get over the story - they found DNA!!! EVIDENCE!!!!!!
  • by sit happens Location: havelock on May 10, 2010 at 04:32 PM
    I think Williford is just a fallguy to get the public off the cops back,but he will go to prison for it and the real killer will go free.
  • by keisha vatoy on May 10, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    any exactly why???????????? Something does not sound right. i mean searching the sister's car and all? what is up??
  • by ? Location: ? on May 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Something is not Right about this case !

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