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Day 3 of Randy Taylor Trial

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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Monday, May 5 was day three of the trial for Randy Taylor, the man accused of abducting and killing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

The jury heard from the FBI about evidence of the case in court. The FBI says the blood found on a shirt in Randy Taylor's camper was confirmed to be that of Alexis Murphy. They also say that in those blood samples were DNA consistent with Randy Taylor's DNA.

"That was very difficult to look at," says Alexis' aunt Trina Murphy. "I had seen pictures of the shirt before but to actually see it and know that is my niece's blood on there is difficult."

Wrapped up inside that shirt were also clumps of hair extensions and eyelashes that were said to be from Alexis.

"She had some sort of struggle," Trina Murphy says. "Then it's also comforting to know she fought, she fought for her life."

A male's DNA was also found inside Alexis Murphy's car but FBI biologists testified that the DNA was not from Randy Taylor.

Two recorded interviews between Randy Taylor and investigators were also played today in court -  one was from two days after Alexis went missing where he says he had never seen Alexis before, and didn't even remember going to the Liberty Gas Station that day where he and Alexis were seen talking to each other.

During another interview two days later, Taylor again repeats close to a dozen times that he has never seen Alexis Murphy in his life.

When confronted by investigators he says "If you say I was there, I was obviously there." He also says he was positive Alexis had never been in his camper, but also admits he may have been drunk that day.

"I don't think he doesn't have his story together," Trina Murphy. "I think he is a habitual liar that would be my guess."

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