"I don't like the way people are already saying bad things about Mr. Taylor and they don't know anything about the case."
That's Defense Attorney Mike Hallahan telling reporters his client, Randy Taylor, is innocent and had nothing to do with the disappearance of Alexis Murphy. Hallahan says Taylor has repeatedly told investigators that he was with Alexis the night she disappeared but he wasn't the only one.
According to Hallahan, Taylor told authorities he met murphy at the Liberty Gas Station by chance, saying Murphy made a comment to him about smoking marijuana, and he responded by saying he would like some.
He claims Murphy said she "knew a guy" before both drove in separate cars to another location in Lovingston.
All three then drove back to Taylor's camper where he bought marijuana saying both men smoked and shared a beer, though Murphy did nothing.
He says both Murphy and this man left in separate cars before sundown that night and he never saw them again. Hallahan said he shared Taylor's story to try and find this man.
Hallahan says he's passed the information on to authorities hoping it helps prove his client's innocence.
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