The most horrifying crime in recent memory just escalated. Benjamin Taylor has been charged with the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter Emmaleigh, and in official court documents, a chilling conversation reveals he admitted to his mother that he ‘did something bad’ following the alleged assault. Here’s the update.
Benjamin Taylor, 32, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree murder following the tragic death of baby Emmaleigh Barringer, and in official court documents obtained by HollywoodLife.com, a recorded conversation shows Taylor told his mother “that he ‘didn’t molest that child’ but that he ‘did do something bad'”, according to Detective RH Mellinger via the docs.
The West Virginia man’s shocking confession took place over over the phone, according to the criminal complaint. “I’m sorry…I’m so f*cking sorry…so sorry,” Taylor allegedly added during the conversation. It really just turns our stomachs.
As we previously told you, Taylor has been accused of sexually assaulting baby Emmaleigh — who has since died — late Oct. 2 or early Oct. 3 at the family’s home. Emmaleigh’s mom Amanda Leigh Adkins reportedly woke up between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. to find her baby naked and bleeding on the floor of the basement, and immediately called 911. Just awful.
After the baby was hospitalized, doctors say she was assaulted, and as a result suffered extensive bleeding and physical trauma. The poor girl also had brain hemorrhaging from “shaken baby syndrome”, which is when an infant is violently hit or shaken. The 10-month-old was declared brain dead and tragically died in a hospital on Oct. 5. The public is understandably outraged, and someone has even started a petition calling for Taylor’s public hanging.
Our thoughts are with Emmaleigh’s mother and family at this time.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Taylor admitting that he “did something bad”?