Los Osos man, 86, allegedly kills 81-year-old wife
December 11, 2012
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested George Taylor after they determined he had killed his wife.
Medical personnel then transported the elderly homicide suspect to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. George Taylor, who weighs 150 pounds, was later booked into the SLO County Jail on a charge of murder. He is being held without bail.
The coroner’s office and sheriff deputies are continuing to investigate the murder of George Taylor’s wife, Gewynn Taylor.
Officials said they are releasing no further information at this time.
Both of the Taylors were weekly attendees at SLO County Board of Supervisor meetings where they expressed their strong opinions about the sewer project and ground water issues. Supervisors Jim Patterson and Bruce Gibson referred to the Taylors as members of a vocal Los Osos group they dubbed the dirty dozen.
Gewynn Taylor was very informed on ground water and property issues and often shared her knowledge with the community. Her frail husband has been in failing health for some time.
George Taylor retired from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and moved to Los Osos with his wife in 1972.
Several of their friends believe the couple, married about 66 years, had agreed to a suicide pact because of health issues and their strong bond.