Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More Details Released In Murder Case

January 25th has been set as the arraignment date for a man, charged with murdering his neighbor during a robbery attempt and then setting her home on fire. Authorities initially gave a Gainesboro address to 31-year-old suspect, Stephen Dewayne Baker. They now say he had been living in a trailer on Buck Mountain Road, next door to the victim, 54-year-old Jennifer Smith. Sheriff David Andrews says Baker is accused of stabbing Smith to death late last Friday and later returning to her home and burning it. He says they have both witness statements and physical evidence to support their case, but declined to go into details. The sheriff did say that the investigation was ongoing and that further charges may yet result from it.