Matt Baker during his trial (file photo)
AUSTIN (April 27, 2010)-The State Bar of Texas has responded to an official grievance filed by convicted murderer Matt Baker's mother against the defense lawyer who represented Baker at trial.
In the complaint, Barbara Baker alleges Kerrville attorney Guy James Gray committed barratry by contacting Matt Baker while another lawyer was representing her son and that during the former pastor's murder trial, Gray aided the prosecution in securing a conviction against Matt Baker.
Matt Baker was convicted in January of killing his wife Kari in April 2006 by drugging her and smothering her with a pillow.
A 19th State District Court jury sentenced him to 65 years in prison.
On Friday, Baker was transferred to the Boyd Unit where he is undergoing evaluation before being assigned to a permanent unit.
The grievance, which accepted on April 23 in a letter from the state bar, in which the grievance review committee said the allegations would constitute official misconduct if proven true, thus triggering an official investigation by the committee.