Jail conversations show Oklahoma City man charged in shooting, robbery had money troubles

Christopher T. Baker, 30, overheard saying he “had to make some moves” the night off-duty sheriff's major was gunned down walking to make a bank deposit for Cattlemen's Steakhouse.
by Tim Willert Published: December 6, 2012
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Baker tells the woman, “I had to get us … I had to pay that bill,” followed by “and I had to get some money in my pocket. I was doin' bad.”

When Sims tells Baker, “Everybody thinks you left me some money,” the defendant replies, “I did.”

Sims testified that she never attempted to collect the unspecified amount of money Baker told her was stashed at a friend's house.

“I told him we didn't need it, that we were all right,” Sims said. “I told him I would (get the money) so he would leave it alone.”

Baker's attorney told jurors earlier this week that co-defendant Keonte Stephen Terrell Prince robbed Waldenville, and said prosecutors “have the wrong guy.” Prince, 19, of Oklahoma City, testified previously against Baker. He is awaiting trial.

Also on Wednesday, jurors visited the scene of the shooting, near the intersection of Agnew and Exchange avenues.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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