Sacto 9-1-1
January 18, 2013
Man sentenced to prison for 2006 murder, carjacking attempt

A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a man during an attempted carjacking has been sentenced to 38 years to life in prison.

A Sacramento County jury in October found Taurus Aquarius Baker, 23, guilty of the February 2006 murder of Joseph Wayne Bush, with the special circumstance that the crime was committed during an attempted robbery, as well as an unrelated 2009 robbery in Elk Grove, according to a District Attorney's Office news release. Baker was sentenced today by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White.

Authorities said that Baker shot and killed Bush, 38, about 1 p.m. in a shopping center parking lot at 6051 Mack Road in south Sacramento. They said Bush had dropped his young son off at a nearby school shortly before he was murdered.

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