There is still no resentencing date set for the Fayette County man convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2011.
Clifford Baker, who is now 20-years-old, was convicted in the deaths of John Michael Mahon and Debra Tish and in the home invasion of Steve and Randi Krajefska that occurred on August 4, 2010. Baker was 15-years-old at the time. He was sentenced to serve natural life in prison for each count of murder and 30 years in prison for home invasion.
The matter of resentencing has since come up. That is due to a U.S Supreme Court’s ruling that states a mandatory natural life sentence on a person under 18 violates the 8th amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Because of this ruling the case was remanded back to Fayette County Court after being reviewed by the appellate court who affirmed part of and vacated part of the original sentencing.
A conference call was held last week to set a resentencing date, but more time has been granted in the matter. Another conference call will now be held on April 13 to attempt to schedule the resentencing hearing.