Bobby Baker was sentenced to death by the State of Alabama for the kidnapping and murder of his ex wife. According to court documents Bobby Baker would kidnap his ex wife who he would bring to a remote location where she was shot multiple times. Bobby Baker would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Bobby Baker 2021 Information
|BAKER, BOBBY JR
Bobby Baker More News
Dothan man convicted of killing his wife will face the death penalty.
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals voted unanimously to uphold Bobby Baker Jr.’s capital murder conviction and death sentence for the April 1994 shooting of his wife, Tracy Baker.
Baker, who argued the prosecution should not have played a 911 emergency call during opening arguments, has been convicted of the same crime and sentenced to the same fate twice.
He was originally sentenced in 1995, but an appeals court overturned the decision in 2004, citing hearsay evidence that was presented to jurors during the original trial.
However, a re-trial culminated in 2007 with Baker facing the same sentence. This time, his appeal fell short.
According to Dothan Eagle archive reports, trial testimony indicated Baker abducted his estranged wife from her home on April 10, 1994, forced her into his car, then shot her five times.
Baker also drew attention before his re-trial, when police officers found a hit list in Baker’s cell shortly after his 1995 conviction.
Among the names on the list was Houston County Circuit Judge Lawson Little, who refused to recuse himself from presiding over the trial despite the apparent death threat.