Boxer Jermain Taylor Slapped With ‘Terroristic’ Charges After Shooting Cousin

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Back in August, boxer Jermain Taylor shot his cousin at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Taylor’s defense claimed the cousin broke into his $1.2 million home, and the two-time middleweight world champion shot him while defending his property.

Prosecutors aren’t buying it.

Flash-forward to Thursday, when the state slapped two felony charges on Taylor. An audio recording of a post-shooting 911 call prompted authorities to charge him with battery and making terrorist threats.

Taylor’s wife made the 911 call, and on the recording, Taylor admits to shooting the man. He also tells the police that they, “Better come get him before I kill him.”

If convicted of both charges, Taylor would face a maximum of 26 years in prison.