Appeal Planned in Vernon Hills Death
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP)--A defense attorney says he will appeal a judge's refusal to reconsider a Deerfield's man 47 year prison term for killing his girlfriend's mother with a baseball bat.

Ed Genson represents Daniel Baker, who was sentenced last month in the death of 50-year-old Marina Aksman of Vernon Hills. Genson on Friday asked Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes to reconsider the sentence. Shanes declined, saying he imposed a sentence ``equal to the seriousness of the offense.''

Genson says he will take the case to the Illinois State Appellate Court.

Baker wasn't at the hearing. He's in custody at Stateville Correctional Center, which is a maximum security facility.

Police say Baker forced his way into Aksman's home and struck her between six and 15 times. He was later arrested in Montana.
05 17 13 by Newsroom
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