Hearing Denied For Twice-Convicted Killer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Lancaster County District judge has denied a new hearing for a man convicted of killing two people in Lincoln who says he was too heavily medicated on anti-psychotic drugs to be competent to stand trial.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Judge John Colborn denied Todd Baker's request last week. Baker wanted a chance to show that his convictions were unconstitutional.

The 49-year-old Baker was convicted in 2006 in the 1996 killing of Anne True after Baker's ex-wife went to police with information in the case. In 2007, while already serving a life sentence for True's death, Baker was convicted of killing 15-year-old Missy Schmidt.

Police say Baker randomly attacked both women with a hammer and dumped their bodies in rural ditches.

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