Cody Marshall Baker & Anna Steele

Cody Baker, Anna Steele
Crimes: Child Abuse, Neglect, Murder

Anna Steele of Columbia, Missouri didn’t deserve to have baby Finley. That’s my opinion. The minute she decided to bring her boyfriend Cody Marshall Baker into Finley’s life, she should’ve just handed that precious infant to someone else to love and care for.

Baby Finley Steele was born on June 12, 2013. She had a good, healthy start to life. But then her mother met Cody Baker in December 2013. He was a chef at the Columbia Country Club. In January 2014 Cody Baker moved in with them at Finley’s grandparents’ home in the 500 block of Woodridge.

I am assuming that Anna Steele didn’t know about what happened with his previous girlfriend’s son. Apparently the 2-year-old boy wound up with unexplained bruises on his head and body after being “held” by Cody Baker.

What I do know is that Anna Steele was fully aware that little Finley began sprouting bruises. She did know that her boyfriend had been hitting, spanking and shaking little Finley — and she did nothing to stop it.

That is why, in my opinion, Anna Steele didn’t deserve to have that baby. At the very least she should’ve grabbed that baby to her chest and immediately kicked the baby beater out of her home.

On February 28, 2014, not even 2 months after Cody Marshall Baker moved in, 8-month-old Finley Steele was dead. Police and EMS were called to the home at 2:50 a.m., and the tiny tot was taken to a local hospital, but it was too late.

Finley Steele had died from physical trauma. Her head had been hit by a blunt object, and she’d been shaken. RIP, baby Finley.

Cody Baker told police that the baby had woken him with her coughing. He got up to tend to her and managed to get her to fall asleep. He then put her in the bed he shared with Anna Steele. He said he dozed off but then woke up to find Finley not breathing. He immediately tried to give her CPR because he’s a hero doncha know.

Hmmmmm, how then did little Finley wind up with head trauma if she’d been tucked safely into bed? And police had found several items with fresh blood on them — where the hell did that come from? The CPR I learned isn’t supposed to cause bleeding.

I don’t know if Cody Baker mentioned it to the police but Anna Steele did reveal that he’d pulled the blanket over the baby’s face. Who the hell does that? Babies suffocate! And what kind of mother, knowing her baby’s face was covered, wouldn’t immediately pull the blanket down and then check to see if the infant was ok?

The question remains why was baby Finley bashed and shaken to death? The authorities figured that Cody Baker was angry because he couldn’t sleep with her coughing. I’m thinking that Cody Baker beat the baby because he’s a sadistic sort of hellbeast. This wasn’t the first and only instance of his abusing a child.

On March 1, 2014, Cody Baker, 31, and Anna Steele, 24, were arrested and charged with murder. The charges against Anna Steele were later reduced to child abuse/neglect and endangering the welfare of a child.

Cody Baker went to trial in September 2015. His defense was that the baby’s injuries were caused by Anna Steele. His family members testified that he was a kind man who never lost his temper and who cared very much for his family.

The prosecution in turn called witnesses who described Cody Baker as a smooth talking liar and thief. His ex-girlfriend testified about the bruises on her 2-year-old boy that were caused by the baby beater.

After the 4-day trial the jury convicted Cody Baker of 2nd-degree murder. The baby killer was later sentenced to 30 years in prison. The prosecutor, Dan Knight, had argued for a life sentence.

“Cody Baker is a psychopath,” Dan Knight said. “He is an extremely dangerous and violent criminal. This is not the first time he has abused a little child and he deserves to go to the penitentiary, not only for what he did to Finley Steele, but for his other crimes, and his life of crime.”

Anna Steele pled guilty on November 23, 2015 to child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced to a whopping 5 years probation.

“[Anna Steele] should have intervened and removed Finley from the abusive environment one way or the other,” Dan Knight said. “She committed these two crimes by failing to do what she needed to do to ensure that Finley was safe. That’s her obligation as the mother, and she failed. No doubt about that.”

Anna Steele did fail as a mother, and her failure caused the death of her beautiful baby girl. Lucky for her her failure didn’t land her in prison. She gets to remember her lost child from the comfort of her own home.

RIP, baby Finley. There are so many people on this planet who would have given their right arm to have that beautiful baby to care for and love, to protect and to offer a wonderful life. It’s criminal that Finley wasn’t allowed a family like that. Instead she got a mother who chose to let her boyfriend hurt her and ultimately to kill her.

To those who mourn Finley Steele’s passing I extend my condolences.

ABC 17 News article – arrests
ABC 17 News article – jury selection
ABC 17 News article – waiting for sentencing
ABC 17 News article – sentencing
Columbia Tribune article – guilty plea
ABC 17 News article – probation

12 Responses to Cody Marshall Baker & Anna Steele

  1. moodymagic says:

    This poor child. Finley deserved to have a great life with a loving mother and father. Not the the pathetic person she got for a mother or the hellbeast she was subjected to. Children should be loved and cherished.

  2. AngryLittleMexican says:

    Where on earth did she manage to find a baby beating gnome to shack up with? I feel like I’m watching Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings when I see his trollish face!

  3. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    The Sentence is another Example of Evil Liberal Degeneracy.

    Both Deserve Capital Punishment as the Baby is Dead Murdered and
    the Baby was and is a Victim of Baby Abuse

    Arseholes they Really Are

    Arseholes Really are Do Gooder Liberals who Put Villains before

  4. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    It is Saddening how both the USA and UK are Full of Misfits that
    have Children that are Not Fit to have Children

    Wherever it is Violence Abuse of Children Sexual Abuse of Children Murder of Children

    Scum of the Sewer comes to Mind

  5. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    I Really Despair From Mutants that Cannot Flush Toilets Leaving
    Toilet Seats Covered with Toilet Paper to Scum Carrying out Sexual
    Assaults on Women at Cologne at New Years Eve to Sickening Degenerates with Terrible Songs Trivializing Child Abuse and Countless other Instances of Anti Social Behaviour Thuggery and
    Murder the State of the West is a Gigantic Mess that Really Needs
    Cleaning Up

    No to Liberal Do Gooders No to Nihilism

  6. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    It is Impossible Not to Despair at the State of Things

  7. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    True Justice such as the Death Penalty For Murder is More Important
    than the Arrogance of Politicians in their Ivory Towers

    Politicians have a Lot to Answer For over the Brutalisation of the
    UK since Murderers were Given an Effective Green Light to Murder by the Abolition of the Death Penalty for Murder during the Trendy and
    Tawdry 1960’s

  8. Bengalpuss says:

    Evil baby killing cunt, mother isn’t too bright either, she should’ve never let that evil twat near that precious little angel but because she did that little girl didn’t stand a chance. 5years probation? An absolute joke. I hope baby killer meets his just deserts in jail.

  9. Morgan says:



    You should have had a chance to life. Not eight months that was ended by some pathetic mother who didn’t care and a horrifying abusive “father”

  10. Monroe says:

    The guy refused to talk to the DA. The mother tripped and fell on her. She wouldn’t admit it because she was taking two psych meds and drinking angry orchard beer. The entire family knew it was her. Not one asked how she died.

    The boyfriend was the scapegoat. And the police and prosecutor gingered him without looking. You foolish people who think you know, don’t know anything. This is America, where DA’s get promoted on false charges to be judges. Or are all of you too inept to see that?

    Her family had Columbia ties. And friends on his jury too. You are all so biased. Men aren’t always the one doing an act against a child. She was just learning to walk. She fell. Look at the police reports. He didn’t do it.

    She was trying to get him to laugh at the police station when he was grieving. Never heard of a female sociopath?
    Wow! You’re truly easy to fool!

    • Bengalpuss. says:

      Explain the previous girlfriends child who ended up with bruises? He’s either a baby beating murderer or the unluckyest fucker to end up with girlfriends who’s children end up beaten and one to death, or was that a stitch up also? Maybe the medelin cartel and pablo escobar bullied him to beat babies? Wow I’m openings my mind.

      • BeenThere says:

        Love your comments. I finally got wise to read them while sitting in the floor. Falling off a chair from laughing myself silly

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