September 29, 2017
Why would you let a Black into your home?
What did this woman expect to happen?
Twenty-five-year-old Diamonte William Baker tried to kill Stephanie Miller early Jan. 22.
Jurors took 90 minutes to reach that conclusion Wednesday and returned a guilty verdict for attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, criminal recklessness, false informing and intimidation. All totalled, Baker is guilty of eight felonies and one misdemeanor.
Police were called to 630 S. 24th St. about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 22 with a report of a shooting. What they found instead was Miller with a knife cut across her neck and stab wounds, including one that cut her liver and required surgery. Baker also suffered stab wounds.
Miller said she allowed Baker to stay in her apartment, but Baker beat her during the week leading up to the stabbing.
Baker stabbed her in the back, pulled the knife out, then spun her around and put the knife to her neck, causing an 8-inch cut, according to police.