Homicide

Charge against Taylor upgraded to attempted first-degree murder

Charge against Taylor upgraded to attempted first-degree murder

Prosecutors have upped the charge against a Hampton accused of shooting an Ebby’s Auto Painting and Collision employee.

An omission in the initial criminal complaint was corrected Friday in York General District Court, and Michael Sean Taylor will now be charged with first-degree murder, York Commonwealth’s Attorney Benjamin Hahn said.

He was previously charged with attempted second-degree murder.

The initial criminal complaint said Taylor was looking for the victim when he went into Ebby’s just before 9 a.m. July 25 and approached two other employees of the shop before finding the victim, Joseph St. Clair, and shooting him several times, including once in the abdomen....

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