2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 5/17/2011 5:35 PM

Suspect fit for trial:

  • Article
text size: AAA
By Daily Herald report

The man charged with the 2010 murder of Marina Aksman in her Vernon Hills home has been found psychologically fit to stand trial, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Daniel Baker, 21, faces up to life in prison if convicted of the April 1, 2010 beating death of the woman, who police say was trying to end Baker's relationship with her daughter. Defense attorneys claimed last month they believed there was a chance their client was not fit for trial, but Assistant State's Attorney Patricia Fix said a report by psychologist Karen Chantry says Baker is capable of understanding the charges against him and assisting in his own defense. Waukegan attorney Michael Nerheim told Circuit Judge Fred Foreman that Baker's defense team has not yet decided if they will challenge Chantry's finding, and Foreman ordered all parties to return to court June 3 to discuss how they will proceed in the matter.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.