Baker, once pardoned by Bevin, ordered to remain in jail until federal trial


U.S. Marshals arrested Patrick Baker May 31 after he was indicted by a federal grand jury. Baker was convicted of reckless homicide in 2017 for the 2014 death of a man in Knox County, but was later pardoned by former Governor Matt Bevin. The federal charges he is now facing are in connection with the same crime.(Source: Laurel County Correctional Center)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – A judge has ordered a man pardoned by former governor Matt Bevin to remain in jail until the start of his federal trial.

Patrick Baker was arrested back in May on federal murder charges.

He was set to be released on house arrest last month until federal prosecutors filed a motion to keep him in jail.

His trial is expected ot begin in august.

Baker was convicted on state charges of reckless homicide in the death of Donald Mills but was pardoned at the end of 2019.

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