Boxer Jermain Taylor fails to appear at court hearing

AP News
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 1:06 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ruled in favor of the cousin of world champion boxer Jermain Taylor regarding a 2014 shooting incident after the former Olympian didn't appear at a court hearing.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reports that Taylor is currently serving a six-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to nine felony charges in 2015, including those related to a shooting that left his cousin Tyrone DaWayne Hinton in critical condition.

Hinton filed a lawsuit against Taylor in 2015 seeking compensatory and punitive damages for medical bills related to the shooting.

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Taylor's representatives told a Pulaski County Circuit judge Thursday that Taylor was in Florida, with no money and no intention of attending his hearing in Little Rock.

A trial date to determine the amount Taylor owes Hinton will be scheduled.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,