February 27, 2019 - Cocoa Police Arrest Joshua Taylor for the Premeditated Murder of Tashaun Jackson

With the announcement by the Cocoa Police Department of the arrest of Joshua Taylor for the murder of Tashaun Jackson, our office has undertaken the process of formally charging him with First Degree Premeditated Murder. In the coming weeks we anticipate presenting the evidence to the Grand Jury as a capital offense.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tashaun Jackson and our prayers are with her family and friends as they struggle to deal with this terrible tragedy. Our attorneys and advocates who worked closely with Tashaun in the existing prosecution of Joshua Taylor, are deeply hurt and frustrated at this devastating outcome of events.

While we can’t offer specific comment as to the pending prosecutions of Mr. Taylor, we are carefully reviewing all of the available evidence linking Tashaun’s murder to the existing prosecution, in an effort to seek justice for her and her family.


Todd Brown
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Social Media
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940
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