Murder Conviction For Mays

August 31, 2022

Marcus Mays, formerly of LaGrange, was found guilty of first-degree murder and seven counts of abuse or neglect of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. Mays was arrested on Aug. 18, 2018, after a child in his custody was taken to Blessing Hospital with injuries the day before.

The trial was held in Scotland County with Judge Rick Roberts presiding.

Taylen Adele Allen, 2 of La Grange, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

According to her obituary, Taylen was born on December 28, 2015 at Hannibal, Missouri.

Taylen loved her dog “Angelina” and kitty “Jonny – Jonny”.  She also liked to sing and dance to youtube videos and play with her sissy and family.