LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A 50-year-old man Wednesday was charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a Long Beach teacher in front of her students.
Steven Dwayne Brown was charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait in the death of 53-year-old Kellye Taylor.
Taylor, a teacher at Huntington Academy, was with her students and other teachers at Orizaba Park in Long Beach on Oct. 11 when Brown allegedly attacked her and stabbed her in the neck.
In his first court appearance Wednesday, Brown was barely audible when the judge asked him several times if he agreed to a delay in his formal charging.
KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore spoke to Taylor’s sister, Mary Bryant, who reacted to the suspect’s demeanor in court. Bryant called Brown “a coward.”