Missouri man pleads not guilty in sex slaying of daughter

3 years 1 week 1 day ago Tuesday, October 11 2016 Oct 11, 2016 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:03:28 PM CDT October 11, 2016 in News
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually attacked and suffocated his high school honors student at a motel.

Forty-year-old Jerry Bausby entered the not-guilty plea last week in Jackson County on charges of first-degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse in the March death of 18-year-old Daizsa Laye Bausby.

Authorities say Daizsa Bausby's body was found March 22 in a Kansas City motel room. A medical examiner concluded the teenager died of asphyxia by smothering.

Police say Bausby denied having sexual contact with his daughter, and that lab tests completed last month show genetic material swabbed from Jerry Bausby's body matched the victim's DNA.

Bausby remains jailed on $750,000 cash bond.

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