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Johnny Robertson trial set for April

February 11, 2003

Albany -- A man who has confessed to four murders, pleads not guilty to killing his wife in Albany 20 years ago. Johnny Roberston, who has several aliases including Johnny Taylor and Johnny Quinn, was arraigned in Albany court Monday.

He was delivered to Albany by Michigan authorities Sunday, his 60th birthday. May 2001 Robertson walked into the Valdosta Police Department and confessed to four murders, including his wife's. He said his conscience was hurting him.

Now he will stand trial in Albany for murdering Cathy Taylor on May 20, 1982. She was found strangled in the bathtub of their home on North Madison Street.

Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards said "We anticipate a trial that will be specially set, probably sometime in April. Perhaps that early, but the next regular trial term is May."

After his trial, Johnny Robertson could also face charges in Michigan, Alabama, and Florida.

posted at 6:08 by jimw@walb.com

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