More later. This happened quick.
Baker reportedly transported to Byrd Prison Unit
KXXV.com Channel 25
"Baker will likely spend two to four weeks in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison where he will be evaluated physically and mentally, as well as for his education and skills before it is determined where he will serve the remainder of his sentence." (read more)
Matt Baker Leaves McLennan County, Files Motions
CentralTexasNow.com (KCEN-TV, Channel 6)
"Friday Baker filed two motions. One, is for a mistrial due to alleged judicial misconduct. Baker claims judicial misconduct occurred during his trial when one of the witnesses on the stand was saying Baker had an alibi -- that he was at Hollywood video when Kari died. During the witness' testimony, Judge Ralph Strother called for a break because a juror had to use the bathroom. Baker's motion says the judge interrupted the detective's testimony, and when the the break was over the judge did not have the court reporter read where the court left off.
The other, is for a new trial entirely. The motion for new trial says Baker, 'prays this court set this motion for new trial for hearing and that as a matter of law, the motion be granted and defendant be given a new trial in this case.'
However Baker's court-appointed lawyer says Baker missed the 30-day filing deadline, after he was sentenced. The lawyer, Stan Schwieger says both his motions are irrelevant, and he says Judge Strother isn't taking any action."
I'm guessing that Matt sent letters on his own for these two ridiculous "irrelevant" motions or he forced Stan's hand somehow to file them for him. Matt really things he can represent himself but he doesn't even know what relevance is and what is actually a meritorious motion. Where's the "This is a good idea" in any of that?
Gosh, I feel for Stan. He's probably getting to the Number 1 spot of people involved in this that are ready for this whole thing to be over with.