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Georgia man Edrick Faust charged with murdering law student Tara Baker denied bond

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Georgia man Edrick Faust charged with murdering law student Tara Baker denied bond



A 48-year-old Georgia man charged with murdering 23-year-old first-year law student Tara Louise Baker and setting fire to her apartment 23 years ago has been denied bond in Athens. 

Edrick Lamont Faust has been charged with murder, two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, concealing the death of another, arson, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, tampering with evidence, and one count of aggravated sodomy, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). 

He was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail.

Baker was found dead in her apartment on Jan. 19, 2001, after first responders were called there because of a fire that was discovered to be arson. 

In September, the GBI’s cold case unit partnered with Athens-Clarke County police to “conduct an in-depth review and analysis of the ongoing investigation into Baker’s death.”

Faust was arrested on Thursday. 

“Tara Louise Baker was a hardworking student with a bright future ahead of her,” GBI Director Chris Hosey said in a statement. “Tara’s life was stolen from her in a horrific act of violence. While this arrest does not bring her back to us, I pray that it helps bring closure to the Baker family as they continue their healing journey.”

Edrick Lamont Faust was charged in the 2001 murder…



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