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UPDATE: Deerfield Man Accused of Murder in Court

Daniel Baker’s attorneys seek court psychologist report.

Accused murderer Daniel Baker appeared before Judge Fred Foreman in Lake County court Friday Morning for a status hearing.

The 23-year-old Deerfield man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Vernon Hills resident Marina Aksman in 2010. Authorities claim Baker beat Aksman to death with a baseball bat. At the time of the murder, he was dating her daughter Kristina.

In court Friday, the defense asked to look at court psychologist Karen Chantry’s 17-page report on Baker. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Patricia Fix they want access to her raw data so their own experts can review it. Back in May, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Chantry deemed Baker mentally fit to stand trial.

Baker will be back in court on June 15 at 9 a.m. 

-Previous story at 8:30 a.m.-

According to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office 23-year-old Daniel Baker will appear before Judge Fred Foreman Friday morning.

A status hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan in room 204.

The Deerfield resident is accused of killing 50-year-old Marina Aksman back in April of 2010 with a baseball bat at her home in Vernon Hills. At the time of the murder, Baker was dating Marina’s daughter Kristina Aksman.

In May the Chicago Sun-Times reported that a court psychologist deemed Baker mentally fit to stand trial for the first-degree murder of Aksman.

Stay tuned to Patch for an update on Friday’s status hearing. 

Wynn Anderson September 07, 2012 at 08:27 AM
The report obtained from the police stated that the husband was not home at 4 AM? The Daughter just stood by and watched, and no charges filed for her involvement? A week to catch a Murder suspect driving a stolen white SUV belonging to the murdered? Where are the original articles regarding the case? They have seem to been erased....I got a call from his brother at the hospital at the time this happened. I had just had an small operation (laproscopy above the left eye) at the KU medical center which was an experimental trial of a psychiatric biomedical device. This is unusual because Daniel has similar diagnoses to mine. This device has been a nightmare for me, it stimulates the brain through light there is a great talk from Stanford University on you tube called controlling the brain with light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8bPbHuOZXg it is fascinating check it out! They make a rat go in circles with light to neurons in the brain!

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