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Blaise Taylor, former Titans scout, charged in the poisoning deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn child

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A former Tennessee Titans scout has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn child.

Blaise Taylor, 27, was arrested by Deputy United States Marshals at the request of MNPD in Utah following the grand jury indictment. Taylor worked as a professional scout for the Titans for four years, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is also the son of former University of Tennessee assistant coach Trooper Taylor.

Young Taylor is accused of poisoning Jade Benning on February 25, 2023 and the unborn baby Taylor allegedly fathered.

Benning was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by ambulance after Taylor called 911 and said Benning appeared to be having an allergic reaction and requested paramedics. Police said Benning's condition immediately became critical. Her unborn fetus died on February 27. Police said Benning was unable to be interviewed by detectives before her death on March 6, 2023.

Police said months of investigation, led by homicide detective Adam Reese and involving crime lab scientists and doctors from the medical examiner's office, led to Wednesday's murder indictment against Taylor .

After Benning and the child's death, Taylor moved to Utah, where he worked with former Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson at Utah State University as Senior Defensive Analyst. Utah State officials said he left the university for another position at another institution on March 1.

Metro Nashville police will work with Utah authorities to arrange for Taylor's return to Nashville, which will likely take weeks.

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