Anorak | Matt Baker: The Married Baptist Minister, The Choir Girl And Murder

Matt Baker: The Married Baptist Minister, The Choir Girl And Murder

by | 23rd, January 2010

baker-wife PUT together a former Baptist Minsiter, a Matt Baker, the word Waco, a wife called Kari and the choir director’s daughter and you have a tabloid tale of lust. Add a murder and you have a tabloid tale to shock and grab headlines.

Anorak’s Man in LA brings you the story in full:

A CLASSIC tabloid love triangle murder trial played out in a courtroom in a classic tabloid town: in Waco, Texas, a preacher was on trial for murdering his wife because he was having an affair with the choir director’s daughter.

Former Baptist minister Matt Baker was charged with killing his wife Kari in 2006 during what he he’d told her was going to be a romantic and frisky evening. He allegedly gave her some “sexual enhancement pills” that were actually capsules filled with Ambien, handcuffed the drugged the woman her to the bed on the pretense of “spicing things up,” and then smothered her with a pillow until she was lifeless and dead.

baker-case The Other Woman was on the witness stand. Twenty-seven year-old Vanessa Bulls said she started seeing the 38-year-old preacher about two months before the death of his wife. She denied any involvement in the killing, but said Baker had talked about offing the missus and making it look like a suicide. Bulls said she never went to police because she was afraid of exposing the affair, afraid of getting in trouble and afraid of him.

She continued dating Baker for several months afterwards, and testified that when she broke up with Baker and urged him to turn himself in, He became irate… He

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