Duane Edward Taylor, 53, was killed in his prison cell in Manitoba, Canada this past weekend.
Taylor, who has been in jail for 33 years, was notorious for his sexual abuse of toddlers, including two year-old April Marie Morrison who he murdered in 1981.
Stony Mountain Institution staffers were unable to resuscitate Taylor after they were called to the Manitoba prison in which he was murdered this past Saturday night. The cause of death has not been released, though it is known that someone in the prison killed Taylor.
Taylor served a sentence back in the late 1970s and early 1980s for molesting children at playgrounds and attempting to rape a four-year-old girl. Eleven days after being released from prison, he brutally murdered April Morrison of Kingston, Ontario.
“I asked her if she would like to go for a walk. She said yes, so I took her to my house. I took her upstairs to my bed,” Taylor told detectives. He then went into sickening detail describing the murder.
“I tried to kill her by punching her in the throat,” he told the detective. “I was sitting on top of her, face down on the chair. After that I got off and she stayed there. She woke up after about 10 minutes and started crying. I sat back down on her head. I stayed on her for about 20 minutes, when I got up she was dead. That’s it.”
Taylor was serving an indiscriminate sentence when he was murdered. He was denied parole in 2010.
The Toronto Sun reports, "In parole documents acquired by QMI Agency, Taylor was also disciplined a number of times for institutional violence, one time for getting involved in a fight with another inmate and kicking him in the groin."
Taylor's murder is still being investigated at this time, though no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed as of now.