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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends prison sentence in 14-year-old's murder

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Monday recommended up to 25 years in prison for one of the defendants in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy was found guilty Friday in the murder of Alexis Kane. The jury returned Monday to recommend a sentence. They recommended 15 years on the Murder 2nd Degree conviction and 10 years on the Armed Criminal Action. A judge will set the sentence on May 31. The prosecutor's office will request the sentences run consecutively.

Kennedy, dob: 8/16/1997, 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:

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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