Boxer Jermain Taylor Changes Pleas To Guilty In Three Cases

Dec 1, 2015

Jermain Taylor outside a Pulaski County courtroom Tuesday.
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Boxing champion Jermain Taylor appeared in court Tuesday morning, changing his pleas to guilty in three cases in which he is charged.

Taylor had previously pleaded not guilty to second degree battery after an alleged assault against a fellow patient at a rehab center in May 2015. He had also previously pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge from an incident at a Little Rock MLK Day Parade in January 2015. The third case involved first degree battery and terroristic threatening charges against Taylor after he allegedly shot his cousin during an alleged invasion at Taylor's Pulaski County home in August 2014.

A child enhancement charge from the January 2015 incident was dropped against Taylor. A first degree battery charge from the August 2014 incident was dropped from a Class B Felony to a Class D Felony.

Taylor will be sentenced in all three cases on April 19, 2016.