Facing a lifetime in prison after a jury in July convicted him of repeatedly raping a woman in her 70s over a three-year span, disgraced former Sacramento police officer Gary Dale Baker has fired his attorney and is seeking a new trial.
Out is defense counsel Linda Parisi, sacked last week by Baker. In is Sacramento criminal defense attorney Donald Masuda, who appeared Monday with his new client at what was to be Baker’s sentencing hearing before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene Sawtelle.
The judge said he will hear a motion for a new trial Nov. 13. If Sawtelle denies the motion, Baker will be sentenced on the November date. Read More