For Immediate Release
May 31, 2017
A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy to 15 years in a Missouri prison for his role in the in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury found Kennedy, dob: 8/16/1997, guilty of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. The jury recommended 15 years and 10 years, respectively, for those convictions. On Wednesday, the judge set those sentences to run concurrently. The prosecutor asked for the jury’s recommended sentences to be set to run consecutively.
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.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Mary Beth Lundak, Dan Portnoy and Terrence Messonnier prosecuted the Bay Water Park murder cases on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.