Steven Wiggins Sentenced to Death for Killing Dickson County, Tennessee Sergeant Daniel Baker

Steven Wiggins Sentencing

On Thursday, a Dickson County, Tennessee jury sentenced Steven Wiggins to death for murdering Sergeant Daniel Baker.

Earlier that day, District Attorney General Ray Crouch and defense lawyer Luke Evans presented their closing arguments to jurors, who were tasked with deciding between the death penalty and life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. 

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Recording Shows Dickson County, Tennessee Murderer Wiggins Telling Son to Be Violent Toward the Child’s Pregnant Mother

During sentencing for Dickson County, Tennessee murderer Steven Wiggins this week, prosecutors played a recording wherein Wiggins spoke to his 10-year-old son on the phone from prison and asked the child to “kick [the child’s pregnant mother] in the stomach.” 

The prisoner’s command of his son came in response to the child telling Wiggins about the mother’s pregnancy.

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Dickson County, Tennessee Judge Strikes Testimony Related to Personal Feelings on Death Penalty in Wiggins Trial

Judge David D. Wolfe of Tennessee’s 23rd Judicial District, presiding over sentencing of convicted murderer Steven Wiggins, advised witnesses on Tuesday that they may not testify to their own philosophical opinion against the use of the death penalty in all cases. 

The judge thus struck a portion of the testimony Peter Schaffer gave Monday during sentencing proceedings to determine what punishment Wiggins will receive for the shooting death of Dickson County Sergeant Daniel Baker: life imprisonment or death.

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