Jury acquits man in 2015 death of state trooper - KMOV.com

Jury acquits man in 2015 death of state trooper

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25-year-old James Bava was killed during a single-vehicle crash Aug. 28 25-year-old James Bava was killed during a single-vehicle crash Aug. 28
Serghei Pavel Comerzan of Mexico, Missouri Serghei Pavel Comerzan of Mexico, Missouri
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A St. Charles jury has found Serghei Comerzan not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Missouri State Trooper James Bava Friday morning.

The investigation and trial began after Bava, a native of St. Charles county, was on duty in Audrain County when prosecutors said a motorcycle driver sped by him going 105 miles an hour in August of 2015. As Trooper Bava was pursuing the driver, he crashed his patrol car and was killed. Bava was 25-years-old.

Comerzan, 23, a native of Mexico, MO, was acquitted of both an involuntary manslaughter charge and resisting a lawful stop charge.

“He was quiet natured, very easy going, and someone who was extremely wise. He was an old soul,” Alyce Bava said of her son James, one of her four children, in an interview with News 4.

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