’20/20′ to air update on pastor convicted of murder

ABC’s primetime news magazine “20/20” program is airing an updated story July 9 about a former Baptist pastor from Texas convicted of murdering his wife and trying to make it look like a suicide. The program airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET.

According to a news release, the segment includes a jailhouse interview with Matt Baker, a Baylor University graduate and former pastor of several Texas Baptist churches who is serving 65 years in prison after his Jan. 20 conviction for drugging and smothering his 31-year-old wife, Kari, with a pillow four years ago.

He was indicted in 2009 after a female member of his church who first denied having an inappropriate relationship with Baker changed her story and told authorities the two were having an affair and that Baker told her he killed his wife so they could be together.

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This post was last updated: Jul. 9, 2010