The last few years have been hard on Vicki Baker. In 2012 her adult son suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him with lasting disabilities and a few years later, in 2018, she was diagnosed with cancer. But thankfully 2019 offered a glimmer of hope. With her cancer in remission and her son on the road to recovery, she decided it was time to leave behind her longtime home in McKinney, Texas and retire to the mountains of Montana. Her plan was simple: she’d let her kids live in the house and get it ready to sell.
Before she left, Vicki and her daughter, Deanna, hired a local handyman named Wesley Little to work on the house. But after Vicki left, Deanna told her mom that Little made her uncomfortable, so Vicki decided to let him go. More than a year later, Vicki was relieved to find a buyer for the house. Her dream of retiring in peace in Montana was almost complete.
On July 25, 2020, however, Vicki’s dream turned into a nightmare.