Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Teenage Boy Kills Girlfriend With Shovel After She Told Him She Was Pregnant

A teenage boy has been given 15 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend with shovel after she told him she was pregnant. But an autopsy later revealed she wasn't expecting. Darwin Christopher Bagshaw, 18, beat Anne Kasprzak, 15, to death on March 10, 2012, and dumped her body near Salt Late City, Utah, after she told him she was carrying his baby and they needed to run away together. She ran away from her house after having an argument with her parents. They reported her missing, but just 24 hours later, her bloodied and bruised body was found in the Jordan River.

Bagshaw's defense lawyers said the boy, who was 14 at the time, just snapped as he couldn't process the information that he was going to be a father in the right way. But prosecutors said Bagshaw planned the slaying and went to great lengths to make sure he covered his tracks.

Deputy Salt Lake County District Attorney, Peter Leavitt said: 'He took her life in the most calculated, cold-blooded and brutal way that he could'.

Sentencing Bagshaw, 3rd District Judge, James Blanch said the crime 'unspeakably vicious and cruel', according to the Salt Lake Tribune.  Before Blanch handed down the sentence, Bagshaw offered a quiet apology to the girl's family. He said that he would have preferred to do in private without television cameras and the public watching.

He said: 'I'm very sorry for everything that happened. I want to apologize to Annie's family.' 

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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