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Friday, November 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Patrick V. Baker suspended for 6 months, without automatic reinstatement

Updating this Oct. 28th ILB entry, Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story headed "Lawyer's suspension affects homicide trial." The story begins:

It can be difficult enough to reschedule a weeklong trial in Tippecanoe County courts, let alone one expected to last three weeks.

But court staff will likely have to for Edward C. Zaragoza, a Mooresville man charged with felony murder, murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and nine other felonies in the April 8, 2010, shooting death of 21-year-old Kory D. Rogers.

On Thursday, Zaragoza's defense attorney, Patrick Baker of Indianapolis, filed paperwork to withdraw from the case. Zaragoza is scheduled to stand trial beginning Feb. 7 in Tippecanoe Superior Court 1.

The Indiana Supreme Court last week suspended Baker from practicing law for six months and found him guilty of violating professional conduct rules in another homicide case. He will not be automatically reinstated.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 4, 2011 11:01 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions