Pueblo Shooting Suspect In Court

Daniel Baker

A murder case involving jealousy, drugs and a suspect who reported himself to 911 continues to move towards a trial.

Suspect Daniel Baker, 30, will be in court Thursday for a hearing. Baker is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 21-year-old Nicholas Carpenter in Pueblo back in April.

Baker claims self-defense in Carpenter's death, telling police he was helping a friend move out of her home when the friend's boyfriend showed up. That boyfriend and two companions--Carpenter being one--began fighting with him, kicking and punching him in the head, according to Baker, who said he pulled out a weapon to protect himself.

The two surviving shooting victims, 33-year-old Benjamin Williams and 29-year-old Joshua Fenderbosch, acknowledged a fight broke out between them and Baker, but that Baker continued shooting even after the fight was over. Both men were injured in the shooting.

Baker's trial is scheduled to begin November 13.