Sunday, September 30, 2007
What's worse than killing your children's Mother?
What's worse than having your girls always think their Mother left them by her own hand?
It's hard to imagine what's worse. But let me tell you what I have run across time and time again in little google searches on this case. Past the newspapers and news stations with their regular reports you will find a small personal segment of the internet talking about cases such as this. Guess what the vast majority of these blogs and websites are about? Well, let's just say that many atheists and/or 'preacher haters' live for stuff like this. Not all. But enough that a decent google search attempt will amply provide links to. There are so many websites that watch for hypocracy in church leaders and, I guess, use these isolated cases as some ridiculous case against Christianity in toto. It's a sad and misguided attempt but it's out there and people that believe that way flock together and revel in their "I told you so" diatribes.
So way to go, Matt Baker. You gave people who long for and dig for reasons NOT to believe in God and faith fuel for their fires. YOU'RE one of the reasons they detest 'religion' and your one disgusting, evil selfish act sent waves of "see, I told you so" through their worlds. You just slapped God in the face in the worst way.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Kerr County Jail Records
Sometimes this link will take you to the page with his info already on there. Sometimes it takes you to the search page. If it does that, just plug in Baker, Matthew and it'll take you there. Apparently there's some other "Matthew Baker" in trouble for something else so don't confuse the two reports. That dude is out. "Pastor Baker" is still in.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
"911? Yes. I just murdered my....whoops....I mean, my wife just committed suicide. Can you come get her while I get my chemistry set out and manufacture myself some good 'ol teardrops? I mean, I gotta get her in the ground without an autopsy and all. This has got to look good. Thanks. Oh, and get a move on it. I need to get some rest. Thanks."
Well, not word for word, I guess. You can listen to his real 911 call here.
Here is the story from the KWTX website yesterday:
(September 25, 2007)—Former Central Texas minister Matt Baker, who’s
charged with murder in his wife’s death, told a 911 dispatcher in April 2006 the
31-year-old schoolteacher had killed herself. “I think my wife just committed
suicide,” he said in the call.
Baker surrendered to authorities Friday in Kerrville after Texas Rangers went there to arrest him on a warrant charging murder in the death of his wife, 31-year-old Kari Lynn Baker. He remains jailed in Kerrville in lieu of $200,000 bond.
Unless he posts bond, he’ll be transferred sometime this week to the McLennan County Jail in Waco. Baker called 911 around midnight on April 7, 2006 to report his wife was lying lifeless on a bed. “Her lips are blue, her hands are cold and
there’s a note that says I’m sorry basically,” he told the dispatcher.
When the dispatcher asked Kari Baker's age, he mistakenly said his wife was 32,
rather than 31.
Paramedics arrived at the house at 12:15 a.m. on April 8, 2006, by which time she was already dead. Police found a typed, unsigned suicide note at the scene.
McLennan County Justice of the Peace Billy Martin issued a preliminary suicide ruling early on April 8, 2006 after consulting with police, and concluding that Kari Baker died from an overdose of sleeping pills. But later, at the request of the woman’s parents, Martin ordered the body exhumed for an autopsy after questions surfaced about whether Baker took her own life. Pathologists found traces of Ambien and Unisom in her system, but could not accurately determine the concentration of the drugs. But an expert cited in the affidavit issued in support of the arrest warrant for Matt Baker says if Kari Baker ingested enough of either drug to cause her death, then she could not have died in the time frame provided by her husband, who told investigators that he left around 11:15 p.m. on April 7 2006 to buy gas and rent movies, and returned home about 45 minutes later to find his wife nude on the bed and cold to the touch.
Martin held a closed-door inquest on the death last month. He issued the arrest warrant just three days after he ruled that the manner of Kari Lynn Baker’s death was “undetermined” rather than suicide. The affidavit supplied for the warrant by Hewitt investigator Ben Toombs indicates that authorities think Kari Baker may have been suffocated with a pillow or similar object after she was “rendered
defenseless” by a combination of alcohol and Unisom. It says investigators
found an abrasion on her nose and bruising to her lips, which would be consistent with suffocation. Kari Baker, the affidavit says, confided in a counselor several days before she died that “she believed (her husband) was going to kill her.” She told the counselor, the affidavit says, that she had found a bottle of crushed up pills in her husband’s briefcase and suspected he “was having an illicit affair with another woman.” The affidavit says within days of Kari Baker’s death, Matt Baker was seen with a woman in a jewelry store in Waco’s Richland Mall “shopping for engagement rings.” The woman matched the description of the daughter of the music director at the church where Matt Baker was then preaching, --a woman whom Baker had called “on dozens of occasions” in the four months leading up to his wife’s death, according to the affidavit.
Baker’s parents, James and Linda Dulin, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Matt Baker, alleging the former pastor was having an affair, killed his wife, and made her death appear to be a suicide. Baker had recently moved from the Waco area to Kerrville with his 6- and 10-year-old daughters. He works there as a part-time youth minister. Baker was a former pastor at several area Baptist churches and once served as chaplain at the Waco Center for Youth. Other family members are caring for the two children.
September 25, 2007
I hope you're at least half as scared as she was when you drugged her and then suffocated her with your children in the next room.
The affidavit supplied for the warrant by Hewitt investigator Ben Toombs indicates that authorities think Kari Baker may have been suffocated with a pillow or similar object after she was “rendered defenseless” by a combination of alcohol and Unisom. It says investigators found an abrasion on her nose and bruising to her lips, which would be consistent with suffocation.
Kari Baker, the affidavit says, confided in a counselor several days before she died that “she believed (her husband) was going to kill her.”
She told the counselor, the affidavit says, that she had found a bottle of crushed up pills in her husband’s briefcase and suspected he “was having an illicit affair with another woman.”
The affidavit says within days of Kari Baker’s death, Matt Baker was seen with a woman in a jewelry store in Waco’s Richland Mall “shopping for engagement rings.”
Conversation between my and my 5th grade son yesterday:
ME: Bro, hey I'm glad we have this time alone just you and me to talk.
BRO: Oh? What's up, Mom?
ME: Well, something happened in Waco this weekend while we were gone and I know you'll hear about it and I just wanted to tell you first so you'd know the facts.
BRO: Mom? What happened?
ME: Well, remember when Mrs. Baker died? Have you heard anything about how she died or anything? Any stories, rumors?
BRO: No. I think she just was getting sick and died.
ME: Well, not exactly. ::::DEEP BREATH::::They arrested her husband this weekend, Honey.
BRO: (with wide eyes in amazement) Mom? Mom? Did he murder her?
Words you never imagined having to say and hear between mother and son. Yes, dear, your teacher's preacher husband murdered her in cold blood while their two little girls were in the next room. Yes, dear, he's managed to "get away" with it for a year and a half. Yes, dear, Mommy's known this all this time but didn't want you to have to know because it's just so horrible. Yes, dear, he will now pay for it. First, after the trial and second, after he dies. Let all kinds of justice rain down on this evil man.
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
You can run on for a long time
But sooner or later God'll cut you down.
Sooner or later God will cut you down.
~ Johnny Cash