Suspect in homeless man's murder shows no remorse

Published: Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:24 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2015 at 6:24 AM EST
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Fred Baker (Source: Christopher 2x)
Fred Baker (Source: Christopher 2x)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man accused of stabbing a homeless man to death allegedly told a friend he had driven around Louisville for hours looking for someone to kill.

WAVE 3 News obtained court documents showing Christopher Winstead called a high school friend the day after Frederick Baker was murdered, and confessed, saying he always wanted to kill somebody.

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On a recorded phone call Winstead told his friend he drove around downtown and Old Louisville for three hours looking for someone to kill when he saw Baker while getting gas on his way home.

Winstead allegedly offered Baker $50 if he would help move a dryer and took him to a vacant home off Blevins Gap Road.

When they got out, he said he knocked Baker out, then once he regained consciousness he took his knife and stabbed him numerous times.

"I don't regret it, it doesn't really keep me up at night or anything. I mean sure sometimes I'll think about it and try to relive the moment you know but I don't have any negative feelings about it," Winstead said on a recorded line. "I'm not going to say I'm not going to do it again, but maybe next time I'd like it to be more and more planned out."

Winstead told his friend, "I kind of looked at it as almost as if I was, not doing him a favor, but, you know, he didn't have anything to look forward to or anything. Which is why I didn't feel bad about it."

Winstead said he was 99. 9 percent sure he would never get caught. He is currently in jail awaiting trial.

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