Gilmer man sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder

Upshur County Jail

POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

An East Texas man was sentenced to 45 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including murder.

According to the Upshur County District Attorney's Office, Eddie Douglas Baker, 28, of Gilmer, agreed to a plea deal on one count of murder and one count aggravated assault threaten with a deadly weapon. A judge ordered the convict to serve 45 years for murder and another 10 concurrently on the aggravated assault charge.

On February 6, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., three people were stabbed by Baker on the 7200 block of Ginger Road, according to the Upshur County Sheriff's Office. A woman, who was living with baker, was killed in the incident. She was identified as Tana Fuller Warren.

Sheriff Anthony Betterton said two people were found by responding deputies running from the home with several stab wounds. Investigators learned the crime occurred during an argument . Baker had also threatened to set the home on fire after he doused it with gasoline.

Baker admitted to the murder during questioning. He was sentenced on June 9. 

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