Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court denied a request today from convicted killer Matt Baker to replace his court-appointed appellate attorney.The judge told Baker that Waco lawyer Stan Schwieger is an "excellent
appellate attorney," adding that he would not have appointed him to the case if he didn't think so. (read more)
Judge Denies Ex-Pastor Matt Baker's Request For A New Attorney
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WACO (February 8, 2010)—State District Judge Ralph Strother said no Monday to a request from former Waco pastor Matt Baker for a new attorney to represent him as he appeals his conviction for murder in the April 2006 suffocation death of his wife Kari Lynn.
"When you rely on the taxpayers you don't get to choose,” Strother told Baker Monday.
"Stop listening to people who have no knowledge of the system,” Strother said. (read more)