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Jury Trial Date Set for Abduction Suspect Randy Taylor

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A jury trial for Randy Taylor has been set for Feb. 3-14, 2014.

Nelson County Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin says he has about 50 witnesses and needs at least two weeks for the trial.

Taylor is accused in the abduction of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.

Taylor's lawyer told the judge his client would plead not guilty to both the abduction charge and the unrelated charge of a stolen vehicle.

The charges and trial date means nothing to the Murphy family; they just want Alexis home.

"Obviously it's going to be hard during the holidays," said Angela Taylor, Alexis's aunt. "Thanksgiving, Christmas, even Halloween - Alexis liked Halloween - so it's not going to get any easier, it hasn't been easier. It's only going to be tough during the holidays to have her place at the table and her not there."