Dale Bagshaw talked to reporters after he was found guilty of murdering his wife.
Kelly Bagshaw (Source: Family photo)
Emotional family members reacted to the verdict.
Joshua Bagshaw said he still loves his father.
Kelly's sister Terry Clark has custody of the Bagshaw's children.
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Dale Bagshaw was found guilty of murdering his
estranged wife by jurors at the Clark County Courthouse on Friday.
The jury deliberated about 90 minutes before reaching its verdict just
before 7 p.m. The trial lasted about two weeks.
Kelly Bagshaw was stabbed 57 times outside the couple's Jeffersonville
apartment in November 2011. The Bagshaws' two young children were inside the
apartment at the time of the killing.
"I love my father no matter what," said Joshua Bagshaw, the
17-year-old son of Dale Bagshaw who has a different mother. "He's still my
dad, and I'm not ashamed of him. He is a great man and he did a wrong thing,
and I still love him."
Joshua Bagshaw made the powerful comments moments after he watched his
father led away in handcuffs.
"I was able to whisper, ‘I love you,'" said Joshua Bagshaw.
"That's about it."
"I'm sad I lost my family," said Dale Bagshaw, as he was taken
into custody. "Very, very sad."
Bagshaw's defense team pushed for a manslaughter conviction, arguing Bagshaw
was insane when he killed his wife. After hearing from multiple doctors and
psychologists, the jury didn't buy it.
In the end, Kelly's sister Terry Clark said it doesn't matter, "because
whether he got murder or manslaughter, I'm still not going to have my
Clark added that she still cares for the man who murdered her sister.
"I love Dale like a brother," said Clark, "and unfortunately, as bad as I
hate what he did, I can't turn that love off for him, you know, so I feel really
Other family members and friends said that while Kelly may be gone, she will
never be forgotten. "I want to remember Kelly for who she was, the way she
was, and she was a happy, loving, caring human being who didn't deserve
it," said Margaret Gaines, who knew Kelly well.
Dale and Kelly's children, ages three and seven, remain in Clark's care.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 4. Bagshaw could face 65 years behind
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