WACO, Texas – A therapist testified that days before a minister's wife died, she told her she thought her husband was going to kill her and was having an affair.
Matt Baker, a former Baptist minister, is accused of murdering his wife in 2006. He says Kari Baker was depressed over their daughter's death and committed suicide.
Therapist JoAnn Bristol testified Wednesday that Kari Baker was never suicidal, even as she grieved the death of her 16-month-old daughter in 1999. Bristol said after she counseled Kari for a year, she didn't hear from her until a few days before her death.
Bristol said Kari Baker told her she thought her husband was trying to kill her, but then recanted. Bristol disagreed with another doctor's diagnosis that Kari had been depressed.