SCHENECTADY — The Schenectady stabbing suspect captured by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia on Friday is facing murder charges in both Schenectady County and Brooklyn.
Timothy Taylor, 35, is facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the May 28 Schenectady stabbing death of his ex-wife Tishawn Folkes-Taylor, who was found dead in her home at 1030 Pleasant St., according to Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney.
Taylor is also facing a second-degree murder charge in the May 13 Brooklyn stabbing of Theresa Gregg, according to the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.
With a June 13 extradition hearing in Philadelphia pending, Carney says the county is facing a unique circumstance with the suspect wanted in two jurisdictions in the same state for separate alleged murders.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had this situation,” Carney said. “We’ll work it out with the Kings County DA’s office in terms of who will get him first. But whichever it is, I assume he’ll go back and forth. It’s not like one jurisdiction has to charge him and prosecute him and finish the case before the other one gets a shot at him.”
Carney says the suspect is expected to alternate stays in the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in the Bronx and the Schenectady County Correctional Facility.
Carney said that his office has not yet coordinated with Gonzalez’s office.
“The way it works is that in Philadelphia both charges are lodged against him and he has to decide whether he wants to waive extradition,” Carney said on Monday. “He could waive it for us or New York and I suppose we would get him first or vice versa. But if he waives for both of us, then we’ll figure out who’s going to move first.”
Carney said his office is prepared to bring the charges against Taylor to a grand jury.
“I see no impediments for us to go ahead,” he said. “We have no problem starting the process and presenting it to the grand jury.”
Taylor was detained by U.S. Marshals on Friday after the agency received information that Taylor was believed to be hiding in Philadelphia.
He was detained at a bar in the city at approximately 11:20 a.m. by Marshals and members of the Philadelphia police.
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