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March trial date set for northwest Missouri man charged in wife's shooting death


LIBERTY, Missouri — The trial for a 28-year-old northwest Missouri man charged in the shooting death of his wife is set to begin March 21.

The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/1GdePly ) reports that Circuit Judge Larry Harman set the trial date for Adam Baker, of Cameron. He's charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Feb. 25 death of 26-year-old Holly Baker.

The probable cause statement says Adam Baker told officers he and his wife were fighting before she picked up a gun. Baker claimed he took the gun away from his wife and later shot her.

The murder charge carries a possible sentence of between 10 and 30 years or life in prison.

The defense has succeeded in obtaining a change of venue that moved the case to Liberty.

Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com

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