For Immediate Relase
Sept. 20, 2019
A Jackson County judge today sentenced Jerry Bausby to consecutive life sentences in prison for the murder of his 18-year-old daughter, Daizsa Bausby, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.
In July, a Jackson County jury today convicted Jerry Bausby of Murder in the Second Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Incest, and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree in the 2016 killing of his 18 year-old daughter, Daizsa.
Daizsa Bausby was found dead at the Four Acres Motel on Hickman Mills Drive in Jackson County, Missouri on the morning of March 21, 2016. The Defendant, who is the victim’s biological father, was arrested shortly thereafter. DNA and forensic evidence established Defendant as the prime suspect in the death of Daizsa Bausby.
Family, friends and a former teacher spoke at today's sentencing hearing about the great grief and loss in their lives siince Daizsa's murder.
The sister LaKendra Bausby said she and her sister had had difficult family lives. "She wanted to prove to the world that she was worthy of being loved....She didn't deserve what Jerry did to her."
Jackson County Prosecutor Baker asked the court to set maximum sentences for Bausby. Doing so, she said, would "demonstrate that evil will be matched by justice."
Bausby took the stand and talked for 45 minutes, mentioning the victim only once, saying "Daizsa was a star." He blamed racism and what he viewed as slavery in modern America as forming him into what he was.
Baker and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jill Icenhower and Crispin Rea prosecuted the case 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.