Man Indicted in Unsolved Lubbock Murder Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/18/08

Man Indicted in Unsolved Lubbock Murder Case

Nearly five years after a 71-year-old Lubbock man was murdered in his home, there are new developments in an unsolved homicide.

The crime tape has long been gone from the house on the 2600 block of East Baylor, but family members are now one step closer to finding answers in this case after a grand jury indictment Tuesday afternoon. 

A Lubbock grand jury indicted Johnny Taylor, 26, for the murder of Hulen Benson, 71. Police say Taylor entered Benson's home armed with a shotgun and demanded money around 3 a.m. on the morning of December 4th, 2003.

At first, authorities believed Benson had been shot in the head. But autopsy reports showed he died from a puncture wound as a result of an object being forced into his mouth. Police believe Taylor shoved the barrel of a shotgun into Benson mouth's with so much force that it caused his Jugular to rupture.

Taylor is currently serving a sentence for aggravated assault at the Middleton Unit in Abilene.

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