MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A judge says he’s not convinced there is enough evidence to proceed with charges against an honor student charged in connection with a murder outside a Panera Bread late last year. Taylor Law was a standout English Honor Society student at Murphy, where she had a 3.8 GPA. She now serves as a mentor at Florence Elementary School. Attorneys said she was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” A court hearing for Law and the other suspect, Ryland Kidd, was held Wednesday morning. The homicide happened in front of the restaurant on Airport Boulevard in November.
The judge has given the state until the end of the day to produce that evidence. The charges stand for Kidd.
MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — The two suspects arrested in the shooting death of a 24-year-old at a Panera Bread location in Mobile have pleaded not guilty.
Ryland Kidd, 20, and Taylor Law, 18, appeared in court on Tuesday morning to enter the not guilty plea. They are accused of murdering Justin Edwards at the Panera Bread on Airport Boulevard on Saturday night.
Kidd is a former Murphy High School football player. Prosecutors say Kidd knew Edwards, and shot him three times. Kidd’s bond was set at $50,000.
Law was a standout English Honor Society student at Murphy, where she had a 3.8 GPA. She now serves as a mentor at Florence Elementary School. Attorneys said she was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Her bond was set at $20,000.
Kidd is charged with murder, while Law is charged with felony murder. Neither have any prior arrests. A preliminary hearing is set for January 10.