Two children decapitated, the father arrested, in Lancaster


Detectives arrested Maurice Taylor Sr., 34-year-old, a personal trainer for a physical therapy and fitness center in Santa Monica, who police described as a Black 34-year-old male, for “the murder of his 12-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter.” The kids were decapitated. The two victims were found in separate bedrooms, and it wasn’t immediately clear how long they’d been dead. They appeared to be suffering from lacerations and stab wounds. The criminal is being held with a bail of $2 million, at station. Firefighters initially responded to a possible gas leak at the house in the 45000 block of Century Circle after 7:30 a.m. Friday. Later they dicovered the death victims. Four other people were at the house when Sheriff arrived, including one adult who was transported to the hospital for difficulty breathing. The children’s mother has not been arrested at this time.


A client who described Taylor as “so reliable, so responsive [and] mellow,” said he had missed a scheduled Zoom session this week and no one was able to reach him. He described Taylor as hardworking and dedicated to all of his clients Media has been kept away, The investigation is ongoing.