Boy Scouts leader charged in murder-for-hire plot
Police say a Missouri Cub Scout leader accused of molesting several young boys attempted to have some of his victims killed in order to silence them.
50 year old Matthew Baker was first charged in 2018 with molesting an eight year old boy. At the time, he was a wolf leader overseeing Children in second grade for a no Fallon Cub Scout pack affiliated with Twin Chimneys Elementary School. It's in the Fort Zumwalt school district. The depths of evil in this person are something I haven't seen very often. My crew, the Boy Scouts of America, removed Baker from his position and banned him from taking part in any future programs. Police later found more victims, and Baker was charged with abusing three additional Children in ST Charles County and one is pending in ST Louis County. Thursday, ST Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lamar filed even more charges against Baker, saying he tried to have one of his cell mates hire someone to harm two of his victims to prevent them from testifying against him. Lo Maher believes he was trying to have them killed. We know um is AIM was to harm the Children, to keep them from testifying so you could take a natural assumption. Assume maybe that you did in fact want to kill these kids. Baker's murder for hire scheme unraveled after a former cell mate gave police a letter in February that Baker wrote toe one of his victims families. It read. I'm sorry for the pain inflicted to your child and all the others. I hope you're not the kind of person who holds a grudge. I'm trusting you will help me. I will make it worth your while. I sent someone to hurt the Children's names and I'm sorry. Please keep an eye on this. How close do you think he came, Toe actually pulling the song? We're not sure where in the light and how far it got down of. Unfortunately, we had somebody who was an inmate. This this image that I just mentioned before who was his confidante, who realized the severity of this, realized that, uh, these Children's lives could be in real danger low Mars. That investigators are still concerned there could be other victims out there and urges anyone with information to call police. Christine Byers, five on your side