Dietrich Baker Sentenced to 23 Years for James Sherrod Murder

Judge Herbert Dixon sentenced Dietrich Baker to 23 years in prison Friday for the April 2012 death of 22-year-old James Ray Sherrod. According to court documents, on April 28, 2012, around 1:40 p.m. police found Sherrod suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the 700 block of Kenilworth Terrace NE near a bus stop. Sherrod was … Read more →

Dietrich Baker Seeks to Withdraw Guilty Plea in James Sherrod Murder

Dietrich Baker was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old James Ray Sherrod. But before reading sentencing terms, Judge Herbert Dixon asked Baker if he wanted to speak to the court. Baker then stood and said that he no longer wanted to plead guilty. “There is a lot more … Read more →

Dietrich Baker Arraigned on First-Degree Murder Charge

Dietrich Baker, already in custody for the 2012 shooting death of James Ray Sherrod, was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court Thursday on a new five-count grand jury indictment. The grand jury charged Baker with first-degree murder while armed, along with four weapons charges. He pleaded innocent. Baker had originally faced second-degree murder charges in Sherrod’s … Read more →

Dietrich Baker Waives Preliminary Hearing

Dietrich Baker waived his right to a preliminary hearing today, signaling that perhaps a plea deal is imminent in the second-degree murder case. Baker is suspected in the shooting death of James Ray Sherrod near a Kenilworth Avenue bus stop on a Saturday afternoon in April. Charging documents in the case rely on the testimony … Read more →

Dietrich Baker Held in Shooting Death of James Ray Sherrod

Dietrich Baker was ordered held today pending a preliminary hearing on a charge that he shot and killed James Ray Sherrod near a Kenilworth Avenue bus stop on Saturday afternoon. Baker, who was arrested Monday, appeared in court today to be presented with the second-degree murder charge. Charging documents rely on the testimony of two … Read more →

Dietrich Baker Arrested in Fatal Kenilworth Shooting

Dietrich Baker, a 23-year-old Northeast DC man, was arrested today in connection with the shooting death of James Ray Sherrod on Kenilworth Terrace. Baker is suspected of second-degree murder while armed, MPD said. A press release from MPD is after the jump. April 30, 2012 Arrest Made in the Homicide in the 700 Block of … Read more →

Dietrich Baker

  • Arrested: April 30, 2012
  • Age: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the April 28, 2012, death of James Ray Sherrod.