Taylor's parents were killed by an assassin who was sent by Edward Rasmus, so his parents wouldn't have the chance to sue him for cheating them out of their life savings, he was the only one who managed to escape and survived the assassin's attack. Laurel took Taylor into her custody to keep him safe. The assassin tried to kill him a second time at Laurel's apartment but was stopped by The Hood. The third and final time he tried to kill him at the Queen Mansion but the assassin was killed by Oliver. He was last seen leaving Laurel's apartment, with his grandparents.