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Taylor facing murder charges

Monte Cortez Taylor

On November 16 at 5:03 p.m., officers of the Humboldt Police Department were dispatched to North 18th Ave. in reference to a domestic assault with injuries.

Upon arrival, officers found Jennifer C. Barr, a 45-year-old white female of Humboldt, deceased. Also located at the scene was Monte Cortez Taylor, a 37-year-old black male from Humboldt.

Taylor has been charged with first degree murder and is being held at the Gibson County Criminal Complex. His bond has been set at $500,000.

This is an on-going investigation and anyone who may have any information is asked to call the Humboldt Police Department at 731-784-1322.


  1. THERESA CARPENTER on November 26, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    The victim of this crime was a wonderful woman, and mother to 3 young boys. Jennifer was full of life and love. She was a friend to all, sweet, caring, trusting, and very giving. She in no way would ever deserve such a death. Now there are 3 boys out there that no longer have a mother because of this man. The world and our lives will be a lonelier place without her it them. Please pray for her family that now have to say goodbye to our sister, friend, daughter, and mother.

  2. This guys nephew on September 15, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Didn’t know the guy very well but I can’t say I wasn’t surprised

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