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Ungodly: The Murder of Kari Baker

Ungodly: The Murder of Kari Baker

Update: 2019-03-128
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Baptist minister Matt Baker presented himself to the world as a man of God, a family man who set an example for his faithful parishioners.  But when his wife Kari was found dead in their bed of an apparent suicide, questions about who he really was emerged.  Kari Baker’s mother and aunts would become the catalysts to investigate Matt Baker’s deceptions and lies, working with police to expose him as a narcissistic bully and a lifelong sexual predator.

What they uncovered would open up suspicions of his involvement in not only one, but two, family deaths. But it took years to get justice for his wife and safety for his daughters. This story is a striking example of the power of love and determination and a victory of the truth over Matt Baker's carefully constructed life of hypocrisy.

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Comments (9)

Nick Hoffman

what a mess this episode was.

Mar 14th
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Marteen Jackson

sound quality is so bad. sounds like static in your voices. so painful.

Mar 14th
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Shyla Streeter

It sounds like they accidentally uploaded the unedited version, it's really hard to listen to.

Mar 13th
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Shyla Streeter

It sounds like they accidentally uploaded the unedited version, it's really hard to listen to.

Mar 12th
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Devorah

This ep needed a lot more careful editing. Plus, voices going in and out as though they were holding the mic and moving it back and forth.

Mar 12th
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Kenya Green

I made it half way throh and now it's in a constant stage of buffering

Mar 12th
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Jodi Bishop-Phipps

a lot of repeating of sentences and such. Feels unedited. Not as professional as the other episodes.

Mar 12th
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Jodi Bishop-Phipps

Trent Almir Smith Too much sampling of the stout?

Mar 12th
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Trent Almir Smith

Jodi Bishop-Phipps Totally agree. 4 mins in. And sounds like little or no editing at all. And heaps of errors which I've never noticed before and I've listened to 40+ episodes.

Mar 12th
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Ungodly: The Murder of Kari Baker

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