Recently Pardoned Kentucky Man Defends Freedom

LEXINGTONKy. –Patrick Baker was joined by his attorneys in Lexington Tuesday.

He was convicted of reckless homicide in the death of Donald Mills in 2017.

Baker was also sent to prison for robbery, impersonating an officer and tampering with physical evidence.

He says that DNA records prove that he is innocent and deserves to be free after serving two years of a 19 year sentence.

Baker’s attorney Elliot Slosar is asking new Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron to investigate police misconduct that they believe occured during the original investigation.

Sgt. Josh Lawson with Kentucky State Police released a statement and said, The Baker case was reviewed by our agency all the way through our command staff to the Commissioner level.  Based upon that review, the results of which were sent to the previous Governor’s office, we feel that this was a thorough investigation.  The Kentucky State Police also support the opinions of the prosecutor and the judge that this was a proper and complete investigation and furthermore, support the decision of the jury that found Baker guilty.  In the two years since the conviction of Baker there have been no official complaints filed with the Kentucky State Police regarding the investigation of this case.”