Update June 20, 2015: The Boston Globe reports that Keyon Taylor has been sentenced to 29½ years for his crime:
A Dorchester man was sentenced on Friday to 29½ years in prison in connection with the December 2013 robbing, beating, and shooting of a US Postal Service carrier who was delivering packages for the holidays, officials said.
Keyon Taylor, 22 , was sentenced by US District Court Judge Denise J. Casper after he was convicted in March by a federal jury on assault, robbery, kidnapping, and firearms charges, according to a statement from the office of US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz .
Another man connected to the case, Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens , 24, also of Dorchester, previously pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and conspiracy and possession of a firearm, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in May, the statement said.
BOSTON – Following a two-week trial, a federal jury convicted a Dorchester man yesterday in connection with the shooting, robbing, and kidnapping of a U.S. Postal letter carrier days before Christmas in 2013.
Keyon Taylor, 22, was found guilty of assault on a federal employee, robbery of a U.S. Postal worker, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, and use of a firearm in a crime of violence. Taylor and a co-defendant Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 24, also of Dorchester, were charged in January 2014. Gittens pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy, and possession of a firearm in February 2015.
On Dec. 20, 2013, Taylor and Gittens rented a U-Haul van and followed a U.S. Postal delivery truck as a letter carrier was delivering holiday packages. When the letter carrier returned to his truck after making a delivery, Taylor confronted him with a gun pointed inches away from his head and demanded his wallet. While handing Taylor his wallet, the victim tried to move the gun away from his temple and was shot. The bullet entered his wrist, shattering a bone, and lodging in his forearm. Continue reading