UPDATE: Teresa Baker Agrees to Proposed Kennedy Plea in Murder Case

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/26/14 @ 10:55 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Huntington woman charged with the shooting death of her daughter’s boyfriend has apparently agreed to accept a Kennedy Plea in the case.

Teresa Baker is charged with killing Jeffrey Sadler, in February 2008.

Baker says she shot Sadler to protect her daughter, who he'd threatened to stab with a knife.

Baker, who is charged with murder, was back in court Tuesday morning for a hearing prior to start of her trial. Her trial, which had been postponed 10 times was set to begin September 8.

During the hearing, prosecutors told the court that Baker was willing to accept a Kennedy Plea, but her attorney said he was unaware of the agreement. As a result, Baker will be back in court Thursday for the plea hearing.

In a Kennedy Plea, the defendant accepts the punishment for the crime without admitting guilt.

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ORIGINAL STORY 4/1/14
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- "It has been a long time." That was the response of a woman charged with murder when asked how she felt about her trial being delayed 10 times.

Teresa Baker was supposed to go to trial Tuesday for the shooting death of her daughter’s boyfriend, Jeffrey Sadler, in February 2008.

Baker says she shot Sadler to protect her daughter, who he'd threatened to stab with a knife.

Tuesday morning Baker returned to court where she learned her trial will now take place on September 8.

The latest delay is due in part to Corky Hammers being named Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney earlier this year, and now handling the case.

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