region. We're following newdevelopments tonight in the Randy Taylor Murder Trial.This is WDBJ7 at Six. I'm Jean Jadhon. And I'm Chris Hurst. Our top story at six: Randy Taylor could spend the rest of hislife in prison for kidnapping and killing Alexis Murphy. A jury convicted himjust a few hours ago and alsorecommended two life sentences.WDBJ7's Nadine Maeser and TimSaunders join us live outside the NelsonCounty Courthouse.We begin with Nadine who has reaction from the family. Jean, Chris - it took the jury six hours to return a verdict. Obviously, a veryemotional day in court for the Murphy family, but they say they are finally atpeace. The 12-member jury started deliberatingaround 10 this morning.They only came out of the jury room once and that was torequest a piece of evidence. They wanted to see the surveillance video from theLiberty gas station. In it, you see Murphy's car following Taylor's camoflague SUV.Murphy's mother, Laura, was the onlyperson to take the stand before the jury was sent back forsentencing. She gave a veryemotional testimony saying this wasAlexis' most important year andthat she would have been graduating on the 17th.We just heard from Alexis' Aunt Trina. After the jury returned a verdict, they were sent back in to come up with asentencing recommendation. WDBJ7's Tim Saunders was incourt when the jury handed down Taylor's sentence. Nadine, Taylor wasnot present to hearhis punishment. He told his attorneythat he didn't want to be there, so the judge never brought him back into the courtroom.The jury recommended two life sentences; one for the abduction charge and one forthe murder charge. After the decision was read,commonwealth's attorney AnthonyMartin gave a statement toreporters and asked the public to keep the Murphy family in their thoughts.Anthony Martin/Nelson CountyCommonwealth's Attorney: "dangerous man was put behind bars fortwo life terms for abducting and murdering AlexisMurphy, and taking an innocent life." Taylor will beformally sentenced by Judge Michael Gamble on July 23rd. Taylor is still facing an unrelated chargeof grand larceny. That case will alsobe handled on the sentencing date.We hoped to speak with jurors after the trial, but they were ushered out a back door and kept away from reporters. Live in NelsonCounty, Tim Saunders, WDBJ7.