Baker's new date

— Staff ReportNovember 19, 2013 

The lawyers representing Harry Baker were back in court Friday, Nov. 15, for a settlement conference. During the preceding Baker's lawyers requested a motion for discovery, a motion that was upheld by Judge Hamlin of the Fresno County Superior Court.

Baker is accused of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 back in 2007.

Baker's preliminary hearing in May 2012, resulted in Judge M. Bruce Smith ordering Baker to stand trial.

Baker's health has caused several delays in his court case. Two summers ago, he underwent open-heart surgery and received an artificial aortic valve, according to his attorney at the time.

And just this year, he's been the subject of two bizarre twists — he made news in June for firing a gun inside a motel room in Merced, and earlier this month was the subject of a reported kidnapping — later debunked by authorities.

A new date has been set for the discovery motion and court will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Department 31.

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