CAPE CORAL, Fla. -A Cape Coral man is being held without bond on 2nd degree murder charges after police arrest him for the death of his father in July.
Cape Coral Police arrested Leroy James Taylor, Jr around 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 1st for killing his father, Leroy James Taylor, Sr. about two weeks ago.
The father was found dead inside his home on Southwest 49th Lane on July 18th.
The arrest report detailed a brutal murder.
Leroy Taylor, Sr was found lying dead in his bedroom severely beaten.
His autopsy revealed he had a broken sternum and a subdural hemorrhage to left side of his brain.
During his his first appearance in Lee County court Thursday, August 2, state argued Taylor Jr. should be considered a flight risk and the judge agreed, denying bond. Cape Coral Detectives launched an investigation after police were called to the Cape Coral home and found Taylor Sr. lying dead on the floor. The Lee County Medical Examiner later determined Leroy Taylor Sr. died from blunt force trauma to the head and chest.
As investigators searched the crime scene in Cape Coral, they learned the son, Leroy Taylor Jr. took a flight from SWFL International Airprot to New York at 8:00 am on July 18. Detectives flew to New York to question Taylor Jr. and collected evidence with the assistance from New York State Police Investigators.
Detectives use evidence collected in New York and at the crime scene in Cape Coral to find probable cause to arrest Leroy Taylor Jr. and charge him with 2nd Degree Murder.
They arrested him at his father's home.
Taylor is due back in court September 4th.
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