NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -- Robert Taylor is accused of killing his mother and putting her remains in a dumpster outside their Narragansett apartment. A police affidavit reveals how the investigation unfolded.
Below are excerpts from the document Eyewitness News obtained from investigators:
Police arrive at Caswell Street:
"130 Caswell Street, Apartment #17 is the apartment of defendant's mother Allison M. Taylor. Defendant has an extensive criminal history with numerous prior arrests in several states. It was learned that Defendant was homeless and had just recently returned to Narragansett."
Police question Robert Taylor:
"As officers questioned Defendant he continued to act evasive and he suddenly produced a pocket knife and began violently slashing his wrists in an apparent suicide attempt. Defendant had to be subdued by officers and he was transported to the hospital."
CNA present in the apartment:
"A female party, identified as Mitizie Bonney, was also present at the apartment with Defendant. Bonney informed Patrolman Boisclair that she was a CNA who had responded to the apartment earlier for a scheduled appointment with Allison Taylor."
Taylor brings bags to dumpster:
"Upon her arrival she was met by Defendant who was exiting the apartment with two grocery bags, one white plastic bag and one brown paper bag. Defendant brought those bags to the dumpster and discarded of them in the dumpster."
Taylor tells CNA to purchase items:
"Defendant told Bonney to go to Stop & Shop Supermarket to get some bleach, paper towels, and a new shower curtain liner. Bonney observed Defendant changing his clothing and throwing bags into the dumpster outside. Bonney then went to Stop & Shop to purchase the items."
Taylor tells CNA to avoid areas of the apartment:
"Bonney entered the apartment and observed several plastic grocery bags inside. Bonney stated Defendent wouldn't answer any questions and appeared intoxicated. Defendant didn't want Bonney to go into the bedroom or bathroom, however he asked her to bleach the walls, floors, sinks, and countertops."
Police make discovery:
"Officers also observed a trail of suspected bodily fluids leading from Apt 117 down the east stairway toward the dumpster. Officers looked in the parking lot dumpster and observed items with suspected blood on them."
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