Taylor guilty of killing Ihaka
Troy Taylor has been found guilty of the murder of Ihaka Stokes in the High Court at Christchurch. Taylor, the former partner of Ihaka’s mother Mikala Stokes, was charged with murdering and assaulting the toddler in July 2015. There was a gasp in the courtroom as the verdicts were delivered yesterday. Taylor was remanded in custody until June 9 for sentencing. Taylor had pleaded not guilty and accused Stokes of harming her son on the afternoon of July 3 while he was out of the house. The jury took four hours to convict Taylor on the two charges.