Man who escaped Kankakee jail sentenced to 107 years for murder

KANKAKEE COUNTY (AP) — A Kankakee County jail inmate who escaped last month and was captured three days later has been sentenced to more than a century in prison for a 2013 murder.

Kamron T. Taylor (Source: KCSO)
Kamron T. Taylor
(Source: KCSO)

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports 23-year-old Kamron T. Taylor was sentenced Monday to 107 years in prison.

On Friday, a judge denied his attorney’s motion for a new trial. Taylor was convicted in February in the shooting death of 21-year-old Nelson Williams Jr. during a botched robbery attempt.

On April 1, Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after attacking a guard who was making rounds.

Authorities say Taylor put on the guard’s uniform to trick officers into buzzing him through security doors. He drove off in the guard’s SUV and was captured three days later in Chicago.