Baker Remains In Coma 3 Months After AssaultFormer UND student body president Adam Baker has now spent 11 weeks in a coma in a Minneapolis hospital.
Former UND Student Body President Adam Baker has now spent 11 weeks in a coma in a Minneapolis rehabilitation hospital.
He has had repeated bouts of high fever and an elevated heart rate.
May 2 Baker suffered a head wound from an assault at a St. Michael, Minnesota bar.
Baker's caringbridge.org website says that in late June Baker had a Western Nuero Stimulation Test. That is a test that measures brain cognition and function. A healthy person has a score of 111. Baker scored 14. He was recently moved back to the Bethesda rehabilitation hospital after being moved for a surgery.
31-year-old baker was assaulted in the early morning hours of May 2 outside of the Corner Bar in St. Michael, Minnesota and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Alexander Tuomisto, 23, is charged with first degree assault. He has posted a $200,000 dollar bond.
The criminal complaint says that Tuomisto punched Baker once in the face, and when Baker fell to the ground he injured his head.
The complaint says police found Baker lying in the street in a pool of blood outside of the bar.
The complaint says after the police officer put Tuomisto in the squad car the next day, Tuomisto asked, "You probably can't tell me this but when can I tell my story?" The deputy told him an investigator would speak to him at the jail. Tuomisto continued, "...one punch, I don't know how this happened."
A fund has been set up to help pay for Baker's medical expenses.
Donations can be made to any U.S. Bank branch.
Just make sure your donation is marked "Adam Baker Fund."