Evansville man sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder

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An Evansville man is sentenced to 65 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of 41-year-old Jamie Baker.

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office says the sentence was handed down in Vanderburgh County Superior Court to 20-year-old Deryan Cook for the murder of Baker in June 2017.

In November, a jury found Cook guilty of murder and felony murder after a shooting on Cass Avenue following a botched robbery.  

The prosecutor’s office says a witness to the murder picked Cook out of a photo lineup, during an interview with Evansville Police Department detectives.

Surveillance video from several nearby businesses was pieced together and provided investigators with a timeline of the events leading up to the shooting.

Officials say Evansville Police Department crime scene units collected four .40 caliber shell casings from the scene.

Investigators later found social media photos of Cook posing with a .40 caliber firearm.

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(This story was originally published January 16, 2018)

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