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KXXV-TV (Channel 25) Accused Wife Killer Out on Bond
By Jennifer Kent
WACO - A former preacher who has been locked-up for over a month, charged with the murder of his wife is out of jail on bond. Our cameras were at the McLennan County Jail when a long-time family friend paid Matthew Baker's $200,000 bond in cash. Matt is accused of drugging
his wife, Kari Lynn Baker with sleeping pills, smothering her and then making her death appear to be suicide. Baker's attorney says this case is based on theory. He says there are no witnesses or forensic evidence. Gray says, "there's an allegation she was suffocated with a
pillow- there's no pillow, there's no DNA."
But Gray cannot explain everything. Police found an internet search for "overdose by sleeping pill," and a search for the sleeping pill Ambien on Baker's work computer, dated March 2006.
Less than a month later the young mother was found dead.
Kari's mother tells News Channel 25 Gray has said exactly what she would expect him to and all his rhetoric is part of his job. She says she looks forward to justice being served. Baker is expected to return to his home of Kerrville Thursday evening. It's unclear if he will continue
substitute teaching at his high school alma mater.