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Daniel Baker’s police statement will be allowed in Lake County court

Daniel Baker, 21, charged with killing his girlfriend's mother, Marina Aksman, is escorted by Chuck Schletz of Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and Waukegan Police Department from the Glacier County jail in Montana to the Great Falls airport where he will board a flight for Chicago. Baker was arrested earlier this week after he and Kristina Aksman were stopped for speeding in western Montana. He waived extradition. (Bryce Harman, For the Tribune / April 9, 2010)

Daniel Baker, 21, charged with killing his girlfriend's mother, Marina Aksman, is escorted by Chuck Schletz of Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and Waukegan Police Department from the Glacier County jail in Montana to the Great Falls airport where he will board a flight for Chicago. Baker was arrested earlier this week after he and Kristina Aksman were stopped for speeding in western Montana. He waived extradition. (Bryce Harman, For the Tribune / April 9, 2010)

Daniel Baker’s videotaped statement to police, in which he allegedly says that he beat his girlfriend’s mother to death with a baseball bat, will be allowed at his trial, a Lake County Circuit Court Judge ruled today.

Baker’s defense attorneys had sought to bar the statements he made to interrogators about the Vernon Hills slaying after he was arrested days later in Glacier County, Mont. Baker, 24, of Deerfield, is charged in the death of Marina Aksman, on April 1, 2010.

Chief Judge Fred Foreman said that, despite the defense’s assertion that Baker’s Miranda rights were not scrupulously honored, Baker was indeed properly warned of his rights multiple times and that he could refuse to answer questions without an attorney present.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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