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Grand jury indicts man in Punahou Street murder

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Aug 02, 2013

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 41-year-old man Thursday morning on a charge of murdering Mary Beth San Juan, whose body was found the night of July 23 bound and wrapped in a rug on her driveway off Punahou Street.

Vernon Baker, who was arrested Saturday at Ala Moana Center, is charged with murdering the 56-year-old real estate broker and aspiring actress. He is being held on $200,000 bail.

Baker was indicted on one count of second-degree murder, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and one count of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment sends the case to trial and pre-empts a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Thursday.

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allie wrote:
What about a million dollar bail on this dangerous, unstable man? Our courts out here are just horrible
on August 1,2013 | 12:34PM
aomohoa wrote:
Could you come up with $200,000 any easier that a million? He probably can't either.
on August 1,2013 | 02:15PM
pakeheat wrote:
You don't need to pay the $200,000 up front, I believe a bail bondsman can put up 20% of that to be released but the person must show up on the hearing or trial or the bail bondsman needs to pay the remaining bail.
on August 1,2013 | 03:08PM
allie wrote:
yikes..Maybe Dog Chapman gets him out?
on August 1,2013 | 05:35PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Thanks for sharing another of your condemnations about life "out here." That's number...what...about 1000 for the day?
on August 1,2013 | 02:20PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Still you wouldn't want Betty Booobs screaming at you would you. Dog on the other hand only cares about his goldilocks and not locking up the criminals.
on August 1,2013 | 03:33PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Where's his high heels and pink hat?
on August 1,2013 | 05:06PM
2NDC wrote:
He's not the killer. Way too convenient of a suspect. It was a professional hit and he was set up as the "fall guy". If he were the "real" killer, they would have set a substantial bail amount. There's more to this story than the mainstream media is reporting.
on August 1,2013 | 10:36PM
sloturle wrote:
why'd he do it???
on August 2,2013 | 12:40AM
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