Kiheem Malik Taylor Got 2 Life Terms and 100 Years for Kidnapping
Kiheem Malik Taylor, a 23-year-old bulldozer driver, was sentenced today to 2 life terms plus 100 years in prison for armed kidnapping and robbery of 2 teenagers and raped one of the victims. Kiheem Malik Taylor committed the crime last October at a light-rail station in Timonium.
Kiheem Malik Taylor subjected the young couple to "torture" and "an absolute living hell" for two hours, during which they were "in fear of death," Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert N. Dugan said before ordering the defendant imprisoned to the maximum term allowed under law -- two consecutive life sentences plus 100 years.
"A civilized society cannot tolerate such despicable, criminal behavior," the judge said.
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger initially sought 2 life terms plus 140 years, but the judge determined today's sentencing was the maximum.
On October 10, the victims were in a car at the Deereco park-and-ride lot when the 2 men demanded them opening the door with handguns. The victims were both 17 years old. The boy was foced into the trunk and Taylor raped the girl.
Brian T. Scott, an accomplice to the crime, will be sentenced in October.
In June, Brian Tyrone Scott pleaded guilty to his role in the incident. He could face a sentence of life in prison with all but 40 years suspended.