William Taylor: Trial date set for murder accused
PUBLISHED: 17:07 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:52 04 April 2019
Three people accused of murdering Gosmore farmer William ‘Bill’ Taylor will stand trial this summer.
Angela Taylor, aged 52, of Charlton Road, Charlton, and Paul Cannon, aged 54, of Pirton Road, Hitchin, will appear alongside Gwyn Griffiths, 59, of Lucy Avenue in Folkestone, Kent, at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, September 2.
Ms Taylor and Mr Cannon both pleaded not guilty to murder and arson when they appeared at the same court back in January.
Mr Griffiths was charged with conspiracy to murder and assisting offender, but did not enter a plea when appearing via video link at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court.
Mr Taylor was reported missing on June 4, after last being seen at his Gosmore home at 9pm the night before – shortly before his 70th birthday.
His body was found on February 10 by a member of the public in the River Hiz – off Charlton Road, with police confirming the body was that of Mr Taylor on February 18.
Two Hitchin men, aged 18 and 22, were arrested alongside Ms Taylor and Mr Cannon on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson and conspiracy to commit arson in September, but were released with no further action in December.