Murder-Suicide Shocks A Lubbock Neighborhood - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/19/07

Murder-Suicide Shocks A Lubbock Neighborhood

One Lubbock neighborhood is mourning the loss of two of their neighbors after an early morning murder-suicide.

"Sedrick, the father, was always involved. Wendy, the mother, was always outside watching over her kids so it's just... You would never tell something like this was going to happen," said Roman, a neighbor to the Taylor's.

But something tragic did happen in the early morning hours Sunday. The details of what exactly happened are still unknown, but we do know that this started as a domestic disturbance that ended with Sedrick Taylor killing his wife Wendy and then committing suicide.

"It's just sad. It's just a sad thing because I just saw her before I left last night and she was fine. She was outside talking on her cell phone," Sylvia Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez lives just one door away from the Taylors.

"You just don't know what's going to happen. You just don't know what triggers people to do what they do," Rodriguez added.

"It's not to say we're going to move out of the neighborhood because we know they're... They're going to be in our thoughts, let's just put it like that," Roman said.

Roman and his family live just across the street. They had a special relationship with the Taylor family, celebrating holidays and cooking out together. A relationship that was tragically cut short leaving Roman's family still in shock, not really understanding what happened.

"We lost two good people. Like I said I don't know what happened behind closed doors... And it's none of my business to be honest with you. But, you know, may God have mercy on their souls," Roman said.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions. What we did learn Sunday is that Sedrick and Wendy Taylor were in the process of getting a divorce. Also, they have two young boys, and there is no word yet what will happen with them.

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