Down Low 18-Year-Old Murders 27-Year Old Lover After Outing Him on Facebook

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They smoked weed, drank, and sexed all while the boy was underage. Now the young man is being held on $1 million bond for murder.

via Gawker:
A high school football player in Connecticut stabbed his older lover to death Thursday night, after trying to end their two-year relationship.

18-year-old Tarence Mitchell stabbed 27-year-old Ronald Taylor Jr. five times during a heated argument outside of Mitchell’s home in Bloomfield, CT. Mitchell claims that when he tried to break up with Taylor, Taylor posted material on Facebook that revealed him as being in a gay relationship. Mitchell told police that Taylor had become jealous of the football player’s texts with women.

Taylor allegedly showed up at Mitchell’s home uninvited on Thursday night. The police believe that Taylor had punched Mitchell in the face before Mitchell began stabbing Taylor. When Taylor began running away, Mitchell chased after him and stabbed him twice more.

“He’s never been in trouble,” Tyra Smith, the football player’s mother told reporters on Friday. “He’s a star athlete, he’s loved all around town, everybody knows him. This is just so shocking. I send my deepest condolences to the victim’s family but my son is not a murderer.”

Mitchell originally told the police that the two of them had been attacked, but then admitted to stabbing Taylor. Mitchell has now been charged with murder.

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  • QAries
    25 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    This sounds like sexual grooming…a sexual relationship that began while one was 25 and the other only 16, really?
    Then one post personal information intended to slander the other on a social network including pictures?
    Let’s see past the fact that this is two males….

    • tysandsnyc
      8 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

      In some states, the age of consent is 16 or 17. I don’t know what the age of consent was in this state though.

  • Nya Nya
    25 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    This is crazy that’s why u have 2think before u react… example…

    26 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    What was his old ass doing dating a kid anyway? Dummies all around!!

    • Rahrah Katour
      2 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

      Once u are 18 its legal to date.

      • tysandsnyc
        8 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

        Some states 16, others 17.

      • Rae
        16 Mar 2015 | Permalink | Reply

        there are no laws against dating, just sex.

    • motorfingaz
      6 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

      27 is old? What are you, 10?

      • S.EEEEE
        6 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

        No BITCH i’m 30 and like I said Old Asses and dummies. leave the teenagers to fuck with people their own age. Horny ass bastards is what I’m saying

        • S.EEEEE
          6 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

          No comments needed on my shit! read the shit and keep it moving. Miss me on your backward point(s) of views.

        • AJ Thomas
          31 Jan 2016 | Permalink | Reply

          I’m 18yrs old and I was dating an older guy. We loved each other just couldn’t take the pressure from my friends. I miss him dearly but when I ended it I talk shit to him and now my world have been turned up side down.

  • King Person
    26 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    No offense but what did mitchell think would happen. You can’t date an openly gay man thinking you’re still going be able to stay in the closet. He’s a murderer so to jail he goes. Just because taylor put things on facebook doesn’t mean he should have lost his life. If you can’t be who you are then don’t bring anyone into your life until you are able to accept yourself. Now not only are you out of the closet but you are going to jail. Mitchell put himself in a lose lose situation.

    • huli04
      27 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

      i disagree only because it was a secret relationship for two years. they both knew the deal. but like the person above said. that very childish for a 27 year old do. and if they been together 2 years then that mean the kid was 16 and the adult was 25 when they meet. They both were just were just wrong for each other. the man should have die but the kid was a star football player at his high school, the teenager had to pretty much deal with a lot of social backlash from this cause there is a huge bad stigma about being gay and black and an athlete. this kid had to have a lot on his mind to build the rage to kill this man. Once again he is a KID

      • tysandsnyc
        8 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

        I do agree that the 27 year old was immature to post pics of his high school bae. Just… Drop him and get another dude!

    • tysandsnyc
      8 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

      He was a kid though. Kids don’t think.

  • TeamLibra♎️
    27 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    In my opinion they both was wrong Mitchell shouldn’t known his situation n decide to choose a different way of handling things instead of murder. Ronald was wrong because you can’t force nobody to come out if it isn’t there time even if he openly gay or not the way he went by things was pretty childish on he’s be half putting it on Facebook was a low move he didn’t deserve to be murder both life’s was lose because of this situation.

  • Tommy Williams Phenix-Pringle
    27 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Well This makes me think. First we are not 100% sure on how everything went down that night. We all know when the children fight it gets out of hand and the kids dont know how to tone it down so he could have done it out of self defense. If you have this grown man attacking you what would be your first reaction, Just playing Devils advocate. The was both wrong and no one deserve to die under someone else hand but we cant be so fast to judge. And honestly I can say that his lover being older than him has anything to do with anything. So what their was a age difference it happens moving on. The question is how can we mentally help this boy.

  • camoflaj
    27 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Well, look at it this way. The fact that Mitchell was outed via facebook is most definately wrong (childish even… especially from a 27 year old man) and retaliating – killing the man responsible for the post is another wrong thing to do. If it was posted, it was posted – nothing anyone could do bc I’m sure people saw it….however, now the entire country knows that Mitchell is gay (clearly) and now going to jail for the rest of his life. Point is, He could have recovered from that facebook post but he will never recover from a felony murder charge. Sad… but true!

  • Tijuan Anderson
    28 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    All openly gay men are not fags, some are open but they don’t motor mouth other guys, they no better. He was disrespectful and wrong but that’s what those type of gay guys do, they try to f**k up other peoples lives because they lives are f***d up. You can tell no one wanted the 27 year old because he’s fighting someone that wanted to leave him.

  • Tijuan Anderson
    28 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    It sound like self defense to me, 27 struck 18 in the mouth or face first.

  • Balenciaga1
    30 Nov 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    This is what happens when you try to control a person under the guise of a threat. I just do not understand people. If someone no longer wants to be with you, although it might be hard to deal with, you have no choice in the matter. You can no longer force someone to stay with you. SLAVERY IS OVER. And people are really going to have to learn what the possible consequences are by OUTTING people on social medias. This is something that can take a person to another stratosphere. I don’t condone violence and I wish lil man could have dealt with this another way, but let this be a lesson to any of you who may be thinking about putting someone on blast via social media. You never know how things will turn out, so why put yourself at risk.

  • tysandsnyc
    8 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Sad. They were both an attractive looking couple. If only this could’ve have ended amicably instead of deadly.

    10 Dec 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    a pedophile that started pursuing and having sex with a child at 16 died, I am not sad…if you start talkin bout that age of consent shit…then I have to question you because who wants to justify when you can have sex with a child? No, really?…who looks for an opportunity to have sex with the youngest person you can find? He was a punk for sexing a child and a punk for outing him, then a punk for hitting the kid first for wanting to break up with him, then self defense happened and he got what he got. The kid WILL NOT be in jail for the rest of his life, but the pedophile will be in his jail for eternity…and quit the “we don’t know what happened that night” bullshit…we know enough cuz we know how PUNKS are…

    • topcat
      7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      Wow, really !!! you put that together. you must be speak from experience pure disgusting

    • Matt
      7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      He’s not gay, he met the 27 year old through his step brother because his step bro was the older guys cousin. They never had sex all they did was smoke drink, play xbox live and make music when tj came over. The older man was gay, tj wasn’t, the older man was a predator and tried to out him because tj didn’t want to be around him anymore. All of y’all got the story wrong.

      • 8 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

        So Matt he was not GAY are you serious really so everybody putting their two cents in and don’t even know what happen WOW I’m glad you here to clear his name they gave him a real big jacket to wear…..MIND YOUR BUSINESS have sympathy LORD help your people

  • Umpy Guy
    15 Mar 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Either way the situation is messed up. What if the young bul would have killed himself because of the pictures that were out on fb then the one dead would have been charged with murder .

  • Eddie
    15 Mar 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m just going to say this and this is the truth, if you know you’re in a DL relationship with another, why would you post pictures on Facebook trying to ruin the guys life? It is childish and immature for a 27 year old(even though clearly maturity doesn’t grow with age). Did he deserve to die? No. Was the young man wrong for retaliation? No. Was he wrong for using a weapon? Yes. High school put so much pressure on a person and the young man didn’t want his reputation scandalized. Both were wrong in the situation but if you’re pushed against the wall with no way out, yes u will attack. It’s sad someone lost their life, it truly is. But I think many of you are being too hard on the 18 year old. He was wrong but he is still a kid, they make mistakes, sometimes fatal mistakes. You all can disagree with me but I’m just saying how it is. RIP to the man who lost his life. GET OUT SOON to the young man in jail.

    • boo boo
      7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes he was wrong for retaliation. The bible says hold your peace and I’ll fight your battle

  • Gotti g
    29 Mar 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Nobody deserves to die it was childish but if his mama wasn’t on his azz making sure he came home from practice instead of being a dl then he wouldn’t be fukn dudes 4 the next 10 to 25, it’s sad our society so hateful u gotta go to the extreme to be heard or to save your reputation, this a learning lesson for all gay men and dl men, we have to be better, have self control, and realize once we adults the kids shyt is a rap, or u might do 10 to life, or end up six feet under. Self defense my azz this dude showed up to his crib wrong or not u don’t sho up on another man territory n think u not gon get charged smh he ain’t wrong for wanting to be dl but dude ain’t wrong for keeping it real once the relationship over loyalty go out the window and age ain’t nothing but a number

    • B
      6 Jun 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      That is so true at the end of the day the media still found out so he should’ve just let the guy air out his dirty laundry smh

  • Rich
    7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    “Waahh waahh…my son is not a murderer…the other just guy fell on his knife by accident several times.” Tired of these parents thinking they know their children inside and out. Your kids are completely different when the fear of their parents wrath isn’t around.

  • kenneth
    7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow I don’t even know what SAY bout this but its Cary I’M gone pray for both familys

    • yetachefski83
      7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      I know both families well. This was very sad, in my opinion no one
      Should have died. However he was afraid of people finding out.
      It has been really hard on both family. However Mr.Tsylor is only
      Going to jail for 5 years or so.. Thats the real HIYAA.
      very sad.. im deepest sympathy still goes to Miky an his family I know it’s been really hard on you.
      Just give it to God..*♡♡♡

      • yeatachefski
        7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

        Correction Mitchell is serving a short time. Taylor is

  • Kay Jilla
    7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Self defense!Didn’t the article say the 27yr old begin attacking the Kidd…The kid was scared so he defended himself and reputation….

    • KE LOLO
      7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

      Self-defense won’t fly… Deadly force wasn’t necessary in this case, especially when the older guy tried to run away. Instead the football player ran him down and continued to attack him. For all we know his actions could have been premeditated. I’m sure a jury will decide his fate, but I hope he gets zero passes!

  • RogerJ
    7 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Outing someone while shitty and passive-aggressive and could have awful consequences
    is not ruining someone’s life. Stabbing your ex-lover to death is ruining someone’s life. Actually two lives.

  • Rob Rob Da Don
    8 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    She says her son isn’t a murderer? Lady your son just murdered somebody, i think he fits that description. I’m pretty sure she didn’t know he was gassy either, so there’s a lot about her son she doesn’t know.

    Personally i hate those in the closet motherfuckers. I have absolutely no problem with gay people, no problem at all, that’s your preference, so your thing. But the motherfuckers that are down low are killing people like me and my homeboys. They sleep with men, sleep with women, give people diseases, and when me or the homie go to smash now we bout to die. Fuck that.

  • Jason
    9 Apr 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    This is not about age. This is about an imature man outing someone who clearly don’t know who he is yet.Its sad but true some people just don’t understand. Just like not being ready for sex. Respect is what’s needed in this lifestyles. While you may except yourself. Respect the fact it may take someone a lot longer than you… its hard enough being gay but to be outed in a lifestyle that doesn’t fit yet maybe the 1reason why so many people stay in the closet. I actually feel like this my business belongsnto me, go get your own and mind it…

  • Carlos
    8 Jun 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Regardless the age or not, what do a person get out of outing someone. Thats a cowardly move. Not all people that are gay, bi, or lesbian has the courage to come out automatically. The post NEVER should have been done. This is a sad situation. So I hope that people will get that idea out of their head about outing someone.

  • adagio
    27 Mar 2016 | Permalink | Reply

    They were both wrong in my opinion. Mitchell should have known that you can’t date an openly gay guy and expect to stay in the closet. Taylor was wrong for exposing him. By him being the older and more mature person as it pertains to the lifestyle, he should have known that it was eventually going to come to this. Was it bad enough that Taylor should have been murdered? No! but when you’re dealing with DL and Mitchell’s case, bisexuals men, since he was texting women, they take being outted to the extreme. I’ve heard of similar cases with DL guys. They are NOT to be messed with for this very reason. It was very immature for Taylor to out him just because he didn’t want to be with him anymore. Moral of the story… be mindful of who you choose to date.

  • Concerned Citizen
    27 Mar 2016 | Permalink | Reply

    Let me begin by saying that this is definitely a very sad situation. After reading the comments, most of you make some very valid points but a lot of you missed the fact that, they were in a two year relationship and that the 18 year old told the media and the police that they were lovers and were in a relationship. We cannot assume to know what happened in that fatal moment . The maliciousness of the situation was the 18 year old chasing him down after he left the scene. When reading the facts you come to the conclusion that he intentionally killed that man. Being a kid is no excuse for murder. They both made very conscious decisions to entertain a relationship. Some of you down that man for loving who he loved I don’t condone it by far but half of you wouldn’t have cared about the age difference if it was an older women he was involved with. No one would have called her a pedophile. Did any of you stop to think that he was mature enough to engage in this relationship, so the fact that he was a “KID” …….18 is not a kid in the eyes of the law. He is an adult made an adult decision to take someone’s life and now he has to face the consequences. Again this is a very sad situation and I send my condolences to both families. A person has lost his life and another life has been senselessly lost to the penal system. We as human beings have to do better. If you are DL date someone DL, you don’t have to worry about being outed. Gay guys stop getting involved with DL individuals if you can’t take the heat of being in a back door relationship.

  • danielle
    30 Mar 2016 | Permalink | Reply

    this is the story that was on fatal attraction

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