The Beloved Texas Preacher Who Almost Got Away With Murdering His Wife E4

In a recent Florida case, a 51-year old wife sent suspicious text messages to relatives claiming she had a severe case of the coronavirus, was being held by the CDC, and later had been placed on a ventilator.

None of that was true and relatives filed a missing person report.

Two weeks later police arrested her 43-year-old husband on kidnapping and murder charges.

Police said her husband tried to cover his wife’s disappearance and murder by concocting the coronavirus story. It shows the length that husbands will go to get rid of their spouses.

And it also demonstrates that there is no perfect crime.

But in Waco, Texas, 35-year old Matt Baker minister almost got away with murder. In 2006, Baker, a charismatic Baptist preacher, murdered his wife Kari and staged the crime scene to look like a suicide.

The popular preacher fooled local police but not Bill Johnston a formal federal prosecutor called in to investigate by Kari’s mother and aunts.

The cohost of Justice Facts is here with two stories about two men who murdered their wives and almost got away with it.

But then, there is no such thing as a perfect crime. We dissect a second murder case by a husband who tried to blow up not only his wife but everyone in her office. He was foiled by a hair.

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