The trial for Iain Taylor, 60, began Wednesday morning in a Lindsay courtroom, with gruesome details of the Crown’s case against the Omemee-area man.
Taylor is accused of planning and carrying out the murder of his ex-wife, Wendy Taylor, 59, on September 26, 2013. Her body was found in their Valley Road garage the following day. Taylor was arrested a week later and has pleaded not guilty.
In court, the Crown laid out its case, saying Iain Taylor was waiting in the garage when Wendy Taylor arrived home around 11:30 p.m. from her job at the Kawartha Downs Slots. The Crown says Taylor bludgeoned Wendy’s face and head with a sledge hammer and then stabbed her 15 times. After she was dead, the Crown says he placed a playing card, a Queen of Spades, in her neck.
The Taylors were married for 13 years and had no children together. Wendy had three children from a previous marriage.
The trial is expected to last five weeks.