BREAKING NEWS Manslaughter charge after suspect starts pursuit in Florence, drives into Cypress Creek Full Story

64-year-old man in coma after attacked at Fourth of July party

A Malibu artist who was attacked by someone while walking home from a party on the Fourth of July remains in an induc...

Posted: Jul 19, 2018 7:16 AM
Updated: Jul 19, 2018 7:16 AM

A Malibu artist who was attacked by someone while walking home from a party on the Fourth of July remains in an induced coma, according to the man's wife.

Stafford Taylor, 64, has been in the intensive care unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood since he was attacked after leaving a friend's party at Malibu Cove Colony, his wife, Terry, told KTLA.

"He texted when he left and said goodbye to the hosts, and from one point walking up to his car to the next moment he disappeared," Terry Taylor said.

Taylor, who did not have his wallet or cell phone on him at the time, was left with multiple head injuries and extensive brain damage. Terry Taylor said her husband was admitted to the hospital as a John Doe.

She was out of town the night her husband was attacked, and said she couldn't get in touch with him for 36 hours so she filed a missing person's report.

"Nobody wants to go through not being able to find there loved one first, and then finding them in such a critical stage and then especially with brain trauma and not knowing outcomes, we are still in that space of not knowing outcomes," Terry Taylor said.

Doctors removed a part of Taylor's skull and gave him a tracheotomy.

Friends started a GoFundMe page to help with Taylor's medical bills.

He has five children and is a grandfather.

Taylor is self-employed and does not have health insurance, according to his wife, and has a long road to recovery ahead.

Terry Taylor said the attack on her husband is being investigated by the Malibu Sheriff's Station.

Huntsville
Scattered Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 94°
Florence
Few Clouds
92° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 97°
Fayetteville
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
Decatur
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 95°
Scottsboro
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 96°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 19387

Reported Deaths: 676
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2341123
Jefferson1927105
Montgomery190544
Tuscaloosa85316
Marshall7149
Franklin5939
Lee56334
Shelby53619
Tallapoosa43566
Butler43121
Walker3973
Elmore38110
Chambers36326
Madison3594
Unassigned3144
Morgan3141
Baldwin2969
Dallas2963
Lowndes26912
Etowah26512
DeKalb2603
Autauga2485
Coffee2401
Sumter2369
Houston2275
Pike2231
Bullock2197
Colbert1972
Hale19210
Russell1870
Barbour1831
Marengo1796
Lauderdale1752
Calhoun1693
Cullman1631
Wilcox1587
Choctaw15310
Clarke1492
St. Clair1372
Randolph1288
Dale1250
Marion12511
Talladega1215
Pickens1215
Limestone1100
Chilton1081
Greene955
Macon944
Winston920
Jackson863
Henry842
Covington831
Crenshaw803
Escambia793
Bibb761
Washington746
Blount641
Lawrence510
Monroe492
Geneva450
Perry430
Conecuh421
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar280
Fayette160
Cleburne151

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 25664

Reported Deaths: 408
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby5669127
Davidson563869
Rutherford139829
Trousdale13944
Hamilton99219
Sumner95146
Lake8350
Bledsoe6131
Williamson59511
Robertson5425
Putnam5256
Tipton4673
Wilson4598
Knox4455
Out of TN4264
Bedford3024
Montgomery2873
Rhea2170
Hardeman2040
Bradley1742
Madison1732
Macon1713
Loudon1650
Unassigned1610
McMinn14614
Fayette1442
Cheatham1400
Dickson1210
Cumberland1202
Maury1081
Sevier1002
Blount933
Coffee810
Washington760
Monroe743
Wayne640
Gibson631
Sullivan602
Lauderdale601
Dyer590
Hickman590
Franklin541
Greene522
Unicoi490
Obion481
Hamblen442
Marion441
Anderson422
DeKalb390
Smith361
Lawrence350
Marshall341
White340
Hawkins342
Haywood342
Overton330
Grundy321
Cannon320
Henry320
Lincoln300
Jefferson290
Carroll281
Meigs270
Warren270
Weakley260
Perry240
Hardin222
Cocke210
Sequatchie200
Polk190
Carter191
Jackson190
Johnson190
Campbell181
Morgan180
Roane170
Humphreys161
Crockett163
Grainger150
Henderson150
McNairy150
Giles140
Stewart140
Scott130
Chester120
Fentress120
Claiborne120
Houston80
Clay80
Benton71
Decatur50
Moore50
Van Buren40
Union40
Lewis30
Pickett30
Hancock10

 

 

Community Events