Shock verdict: 65yo man jailed for murdering pregnant teen wins appeal

Jun 01, 2021
Rodney Wayne Williams, who was found guilty of murder in 2020, has had his conviction overturned. Source: Getty

In 2015, a pregnant 16-year-old named Tiffany Taylor disappeared. The Queensland man who had previously been sentenced to life in prison for her murder, had his conviction overturned on Tuesday morning after winning his appeal.

Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, was originally found guilty and sentenced to life in prison after a 19-day trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court in March 2020.

Taylor disappeared in July 2015 after allegedly meeting Williams for a paid sexual liaison. Her body has never been found. According to ABC News, the original trial was told Taylor had been using a website to organise regular paid “sexual liaisons” and had previously threatened several men who had refused to pay her.

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