Murder defendant Daniel Baker was tasered in Lake County Jail after an altercation in the jail. He later appeared under heavy guard in court.
Daniel Baker, of Deerfield, is accused of crashing his car into his girlfriend’s parents’ house in Vernon Hills on April 1, 2010 and — using a baseball bat — beating to death his girlfriend’s mother, Marina Aksman, 50. Baker then fled in Aksman’s car with Kristina Aksman.
Daniel Baker, 21, and his girlfriend, Kristina Aksman, 20, were arrested Monday, April 5, 2010 after a short pursuit of murder victim Marina Aksman’s Nissan Rouge on Highway 2 in Montana, less than 30 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border. The Nissan Rouge was clocked going 84 mph in a 70 mph zone on Highway 2, east of Glacier National Park in Montana. Baker led Glacier County sheriff’s deputies on a chase into the town of Cut Bank, where five police squads boxed him in to complete a traffic stop. The two were extradited to Illinois, where Daniel Baker faced murder charges in the death of Marina Aksman of Vernon Hills. Kristina Aksman has not been charged.
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