BendJury finds Randall Kilby guilty on all counts of murdering two Bend...

Jury finds Randall Kilby guilty on all counts of murdering two Bend men

Jury finds Randall Kilby guilty on all counts of murdering two Bend men

Jury finds Randall Kilby guilty on all counts of murdering two Bend men

Randall Kilby is found guilty on all counts of murdering two brothers at a home in Bend two years ago and could be sentenced to life in prison.

Kilby faces another trial for the murder of Daphne Banks, a Bend woman who was beaten to near death a few months before the crimes of which he was just convicted.

The jury deliberated 6 hours Tuesday before finding Randall Kilby guilty of four counts of murdering Jeffrey Taylor and Benjamin Taylor on March 20, 2021.

Prosecutors proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Kilby committed the crimes with an axe against the two men who shared a home on Granite Drive in southwest Bend with Kilby and his mother.

“We believe it was the correct verdict. It was a well-tried case. It was a well-investigated case and he was guilty,” said District Attorney Steve Gunnels. “We are gratified that the jury agreed with us.”

Kilby could be sentenced to life in prison for murdering the Taylor brothers. But he’s not done in court.

He will also be tried in the death of Daphne Killian Banks which occurred months earlier, in the same home.

Banks’ daughters watched the first trail and say they are hopeful justice will be served on behalf of their mother.

“We were in the courtroom when the jury gave their verdict. We both started crying,” said Rio Killion, with her sister Laci. “It just feels like some weight has been lifted off my chest knowing some justice is being served for what he’s done.”

There is no timeline for Kilby’s second murder trial.

District Attorney Gunnels says the defense has filed a pre-trial motion regarding Kilby’s statements to police.

Gunnels says the DA’s office is considering filing an appeal prior to taking that case to court.

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