Death Penalty Sought Against Kathy Taft Murder Suspect

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Raleigh man who is accused of killing State Board of Education member Kathy Taft.

That announcement was made by the Wake County District Attorney's Office.

Jason Willford is accused raping and beating to death Taft, who was from Greenville. Taft was recovering from plastic surgery and was staying at a friend's Raleigh home when she was attacked March 9th.

The 30-year-old Williford live just blocks from here Taft was staying. He was arrested by Raleigh police five weeks after the murder.


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  • by Mr.Man Location: Greensboro on Feb 16, 2012 at 01:42 AM
    I was lockd up with jason in Raleigh central prison it really shock me wat he did he dosent look lyke tha person dat would do something like that
  • by Sounds fishy Location: Greenville on Dec 25, 2010 at 08:13 PM
    Sounds very strange that the man accused of this crime lived so close to the home. I hope the evidence really does add up and this isn't just an arrest the police made to appease the public. Although if this man is guilty than he deserves the DP!!
  • by Presumption on Dec 20, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    "Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law"
  • by Hard A&% on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:09 PM
    He should be publicly hanged.
  • by Justice Location: nc on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    This shouldn't even be news, he should have already been executed. This nation is rapidly losing control.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    What is ironic is that Kathy Taft was anti death penalty.
  • by Bookie Location: Gville on Dec 16, 2010 at 03:15 PM
    I think in this case, the DP is deserved. It was a brutal murder. Ms. Taft, her family and friends deserve justice.
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