A 20 year-old Fayette County man convicted of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of home invasion appeared in Fayette County Court Tuesday. In 2011, Clifford Baker of Loogootee was charged in the deaths of John Michael Mahon and Debra Tish as well as the home invasion of Steve and Randi Krajefska on August 4, 2010. Baker was sentenced to serve natural life in prison for each count of murder and 30 years in prison for each count of home invasion. The case was reviewed earlier this year by the Fifth District Appellate Court as Baker challenged “the constitutionality of the automatic transfer provisions in the Juvenile Court Act, the constitutionality of the sentencing scheme as applied to juvenile defendants, the propriety of certain procedural and evidentiary rulings by the trial court, and the ineffectiveness of his trial counsel.” In ruling on the matter, the appellate court affirmed part of and vacated part of the original sentencing. The case has been remanded back to Fayette County Court for new sentencing due to the U.S Supreme Court’s ruling on Miller v. Alabama that states an mandatory natural life sentence on a person under 18 violates the 8th amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Baker appeared in Fayette Court on Tuesday as the mandatory natural life sentences for the two counts of murder are vacated and a new sentencing in accordance with the guidelines outlined in Miller v. Alabama must be determined. In the matter of the three home invasion charges, the appellate court found that one of the three home invasion charges must be vacated as only one of the two home invasion charges concerning Mahon and Tish are supported under the one-act, one-crime rule. The more serious of the two home invasion charges will be kept while the less serious charge will be vacated. During Tuesday’s hearing, Public Defender Ed Potter was appointed as counsel for Baker and another hearing on the matter was set for February 11 at 1pm.