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Amanda Taylor Virginia

Amanda Taylors Facebook 
Can we just take a moment and say WTF?
If any woman has ever just went completely batshit, it is Amanda Barbara Nichole Taylor and is so often the case, it didn't have to happen. The people who loved her tried with all their might to stop her madness and the people they turned to for help dropped the ball. Now there is death and destruction to deal with and it is Amanda who will be punished for it.
Charles & Rex Taylor
Amanda and her husband Rex had a torrid love affair marked with drug abuse. Rex hung himself in August of 2014 and Amanda was left a widow with two children at the ripe old age of 24. A short time after his death, Amanda found some letters he had left for her detailing life long, horrific abuse by his father. She had suffered from personality issues her entire life and like most, self-medicated with drugs and alcohol. When Rex hung himself, things grew worse for Amanda. The fact that his father, Charles, had started him on drugs when he was 15 was on a running loop in her head, repaying over and over the fact that he was gone and his father had started the madness.

Sean Ball
She stayed off and on with her mother and her friend Mariah Roebuck before finally committing herself to a mental facility after a suicidal rampage at Rex's grave on the couples shared birthday. She simply lost her mind. Roebuck and her mother expected her to be kept there for quite a while. Her antics and thought processes obviously askew. Surprisingly, she was released three days later on her own recognizance. Thats when she stabbed her father in law to death on April 4th as he lay on the couch in his home.

While staying with her friend Mariah, she began palling around with Sean Ball, another sometime couch-surfer of the Roebuck's. She packed up a folder with strange items like gothic drawings and letters from serial killers her and her husband had written too, all wrapped up with sparkly ink and a picture of her and Rex. Once she was released from the mental institution, things seemed to escalate with her unstable personality issues and Mariah and her husband refused to let her stay with them again and also kicked out Mr. Ball, who had fallen in love and deep infatuation with Amanda. The two became inseparable and he was present when she killed her father-in-law. The pair then went on the run.

Amanda had no intention of going without punishment for her crimes, she planned to punish herself in the ultimate. Nor did she seek to keep her deed a secret. Soon after taking to the road with Mr. Ball, she began to make social media posts claiming responsibility for the murder and explaining that she did it for her husband. Eventually, somewhere down the road they were running on, she tried to kill Mr. Ball and left him bleeding on the side of the road from a gunshot wound.

Shes now in a Virginia jail awaiting her June 19 court date to review mental evaluations and set a hearing.
Amanda & Rex showcasing their dark Obsessions