Third person convicted for role in Helena couple’s death
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A third person has been convicted in the March 2018 deaths of a Helena couple.
Journey Ryder Wienke was found guilty Friday of two counts of deliberate homicide for the beating and stabbing deaths of David and Charla Taylor in their home north of Helena.
The couple’s son, Kaleb Taylor, pleaded guilty to killing his parents and is serving a life sentence.
A second person, Kyle Hamm, was found legally accountable for the homicides, which occurred during a robbery. He faces sentencing in December.
Kaleb Taylor testified that neither Hamm nor Wienke were involved in killing his parents. All three were caught on surveillance video at a car wash cleaning a vehicle and washing other evidence.