23 Year Old Sentenced in 2006 Murder

District Attorney Jan Scully recently announced that the Honorable Judge Steve White sentenced 23-year-old Taurus Aquarius Baker to 38 years to life in prison. In October 2012, Baker was convicted by jury for the first degree murder of Joseph Wayne Bush with the special circumstance that the crime was committed during an attempted robbery, and an unrelated robbery in Elk Grove that occurred in 2009.

On the afternoon of February 8, 2006, Baker shot and killed Joseph Wayne Bush during an attempted carjacking in the parking lot of a shopping center on Mack Road in south Sacramento.