Illinois inmate who escaped to be sentenced for murder

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Kamron Taylor.

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) – A Kankakee County jail inmate who escaped last month and was captured three days later is returning to court to be sentenced on a murder charge.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports that 23-year-old Kamron T. Taylor is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. On Friday, a judge denied his attorney’s motion for a new trial. Taylor was convicted in February in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man who was killed in a 2013 botched robbery attempt.

On April 1, Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after attacking a guard who was making rounds. Authorities say Taylor put on the guard’s uniform to trick officers into buzzing him through security doors. He drove off in the guard’s SUV and was captured three days later in Chicago.