Matt Baker – Preacher, Murderer
At 31-year-old Baptist preacher called 911 to report his wife’s death. Police arrived. From all appearances, the wife had committed suicide by sleeping pill overdose. Appearances were deceiving. Although the small-town police department bought the preacher’s story, the woman’s family did not. The family hired Bill Johnston and a team of investigators.
Bill had contacts with some of the finest forensic experts in the U.S. One year of hard work paid off. The preacher had drugged his wife, then suffocated her. He had faked the suicide scene.
For the whole story, see the CBS two-hour show, 48 Hours Mysteries, “The Preacher’s Wife.”
A book chronicling the Baker murder has been written by true crime author, Katherine Casey. The book is entitled “Deadly Little Secrets.”