Ruling expected Monday on Baker murder trial

November 5, 2012 8:57:27 AM PST
A judge says he will rule Monday in the murder trial of Daniel Baker, the Deerfield man accused of beating his girlfriend's mother to death with an aluminum bat.

Marina Aksman was killed in her Vernon Hills home April 1, 2010.

The defense argued Friday that Baker did not understand the nature of what he did.

Prosecutors say the fact that he took off for Montana after the murder shows he was rational.