The Preacher's Wife: Notebook

Dramatic New Developments In The Case

Viewers often ask for updates on the mysteries that we cover on 48 Hours and that is exactly what we are giving you this week at our special time - Tuesday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

There has been a truly surprising development in the case of Matt Baker.
Baker is the young preacher whose wife, Kari, died at their home in Waco, Texas sometime on April 7, 2006.

In the fall of 2007, he was charged with murdering his wife, but when we last reported on this story, those charges had been dropped and Matt Baker was a free man living with his parents and two daughters in Kerrville, Texas.

A civil suit, filed instead by Kari's parents, accusing Matt of causing Kari's wrongful death, was scheduled to be held this coming September.

Well, now it appears as if that civil suit will have to be postponed. Baker is back in police custody after a McLennan County grand jury indicted him for murder, accusing Baker of killing his wife by administering drugs and then smothering her with a pillow.

So what happened that caused new charges to be filed against Baker almost three years after the death of his wife?

Correspondent Erin Moriatry has the dramatic new developments Tuesday, June 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.