Jury finds Jeffersonville man guilty of murdering wife

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by Karma Dickerson and Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 19 at 6:15 AM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.  (WHAS11) -- After less than two hours of deliberations, a Clark County jury found Edward “Dale” Bagshaw guilty of murdering his wife Kelly. 

Bagshaw never denied stabbing his estranged wife nearly 60 times in the parking lot of his Jeffersonville apartment complex.  According to investigators, his young daughter witnessed the attack. 

Bagshaw’s  lawyers argued he was legally insane on Nov. 16, 2011 due to problems he was having with his estranged wife.  Therefore, they claimed, he could not form the intent legally required for murder.

They also argued that driven by a fit of “sudden rage”, he attacked her but has no recollection of the crime. 

A psychiatrist hired by the defense would not say Bagshaw was insane, but diagnosed him with a case of probably “dissociative amnesia”, confirming that he likely did not remember killing the mother of his two children.  However three mental health professionals hired by the court to independently evaluate him found that he was not insane, did not have “sudden rage”, and was competent to be found guilty of murder.


 

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