Man accused of sucker punch of waives preliminary hearing
Jul. 26, 2017
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking him is headed to trial.
Barry Robert Baker Jr. was in the West Chester district court for less than five minutes Tuesday in agreeing to head straight to trial on charges he punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking the way he walked. The incident was caught on a convenience store's surveillance camera.
His attorney, Thomas Purl, says Baker, who remains jailes, is looking forward to resolving the trial quickly and wanted it "tomorrow." The trial date has not been set. Purl is the third attorney to represent Baker in the weeks since the alleged crime in May.
Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Morgan declined comment after Baker waived his preliminary hearing.