Judge: Prosecutors violated murder suspect’s right to fair trial

Dante Taylor is accused of raping and killing Sarah Goode in Mastic in 2014.

Dante Taylor is accused of raping and killing Sarah Goode in Mastic in 2014. (6/10/16)

MEDFORD - There is a new twist in the murder case of a Medford Marine.

Dante Taylor is accused of raping and stabbing 21-year-old Sarah Goode.

A judge says prosecutors denied the suspect the right to a fair trial by withholding certain evidence.

According to Newsday, the judge ruled yesterday that prosecutors did not turn over evidence to the defense team in a timely manner.

Part of the evidence reportedly included a tip that the victim broke up with another man days before her murder.

Closing arguments in the case are set for Monday.


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