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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Life sentence vacated in Coudersport murder

The man convicted of killing a Coudersport woman in 1992 must be re-sentenced. Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated the life sentence for Christopher Baker, who is now 40 years old. When Baker was just 16, he stabbed and killed a woman. A year later, he was sentenced to life without parole. However, four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that life without parole was unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. The case now heads back to Potter County court where Baker will be re-sentenced, although no date has been set. Baker is currently housed in a prison in Pittsburgh.