EVERETT — A man convicted of killing two men and injuring two others in an Everett home was sentenced Friday to 93½ years in prison.
The courtroom was packed as Shayne Baker, 27, appeared before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Miguel Duran. Loved ones addressed the court on behalf of Anthony Jolly, 44, and Anthony Burnett, 48, who were shot to death in their Lexington Avenue home in June 2022.
“My last words to my brother were angry and I can never fix that,” said Jolly’s brother, Daniel Reid. “Any chance of having the relationship I hoped for with Tony has been lost. The pain caused by Mr. Baker’s actions are incalculable.”
In May, a jury convicted Baker of six charges: two counts of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.
And in October, another jury also found Baker guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery for shooting and killing Scott Pullen, 48, at an Everett storage facility. He is set to be sentenced in that case Tuesday.
In Baker’s sentencing hearing Friday, the judge followed the prosecution’s request.
“It’s simply a matter of fact that husbands have been lost as a result of the events of this weekend,” Duran said Friday. “Fathers have been lost. Sons have been lost. Lives have been irreparably changed, whether the injuries are physical or mental, or both. There’s no questions to ask. The scars from these events are deep.”
On the morning of June 19, 2022, Baker got into a brief confrontation with Zachary Monary at a gas station. Baker shot him five times from a blue pickup, paralyzing him from the waist down, according to court records.
Around 4 p.m. the next day, Baker arrived at the Lexington Avenue home with the pickup. Jolly was concerned the defendant had brought a stolen vehicle on the property and told a friend to grab the keys and move it elsewhere.
Minutes later, Baker shot and killed Jolly and Burnett in the living room. Another man was injured in the gunfire, and Baker shot at yet another man on the property. Then he escaped in the pickup.
“We are forever grateful that you are hearing this today as a survivor, and not as a memorial at a funeral,” wrote the sister of the wounded man in the house, in a victim impact statement read aloud in court. “These actions, which brought us here today, have forever changed our family and the family of the other victims. We each process pain and suffering differently, and to know this trial has reached this point is a great release.”
Defense attorney Rachel Forde recommended the low end of the standard sentence under state guidelines, arguing more prison time would exacerbate Baker’s mental health and drug addiction issues.
“There is no scenario in which Mr. Baker does not leave this courtroom with an astronomical sentence,” Forde said. “Even if the court were to follow the state’s recommendation, Mr. Baker will likely never be released into the community again. That being said, that’s not a reason to ignore the factors and circumstances that created the reason Mr. Baker is before your honor today.”
Baker declined to address the court Friday.
Duran said many incarcerated people have the character to turn their lives around.
“I wish I saw a bit more of those qualities in Mr. Baker,” Duran said. “Some semblance of remorse, or accountability for what took place — some willingness to expose some vulnerability.”
Correction: Shayne Baker’s sentences will be served consecutively, bringing his total prison time to 93½ years. A previous story misstated how long his sentence was.