Former Audenried star's death linked to murder case

Was former local high school hoops star Abdul Taylor gunned down last week because he planned to testify in an upcoming murder trial?
That theory was being closely investigated yesterday by detectives who linked Taylor to a 2006 murder case, said Homicide Capt. James Clark.
“He was a witness in an ’06 murder that happened in South Philadelphia,” Clark said. “Three individuals were arrested in that case, and we know for a fact that he was planning to testify in court in September.”
Clark didn’t have the names of the 2006 murder victim or the three people who were charged with killing him when reached by phone last night.
Taylor, 32, was shot in the head on Ellsworth Street near 23rd on May 6. The father of six died the next day after his family had him taken off life support at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
His funeral will be held at the Michum-Wilson Funeral Home, at 20th and Reed streets, on Friday, according to a relative.
Taylor set a career scoring record while starring as a guard at Charles Audenried High School in the mid-1990s.