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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

For Immediate Release

April 7, 2017

A Jackson County jury today found Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy guilty in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury will return Monday to recommend sentencing for Kennedy, dob: 8/16/1997. On Friday, they found Kennedy guilty of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.

Kennedy is the third of three co-defendants who has been convicted in the murder. A Jackson County jury found Issac M. Carter, dob: 2/1/1997, and Dominic McDaniel earlier pleaded guilty.

According to court records, witnesses saw the victim get into a white Chrysler with two unknown males. Surveillance video from The Bay Waterpark revealed a similar-looking vehicle stop in the parking lot where the victim was discovered on Jan. 11, 2015 in the early morning. The video captured the victim being assaulted and shot. 

For more information, contact:

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

mmansur@jacksongov.org

http://jacksoncountyprosecutor.com

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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