Shamburger was then discovered by Baker’s roommate, whom he tied up. Asked if she could identify him, the roommate lied and said no, so Shamburger put her in the trunk of his car. He then drove a few blocks away and returned to the scene to remove the bullet from Baker’s head.
Shamburger then set fire to Baker’shouse in an attempt to destroy the evidence,but realized that he had left his car keys inside.He surrendered to police outside the burning home. At his trial in 1995, he was sentenced to death. Prosecutors also noted that in the months prior to the murder, he had committed a string of burglaries. Shamburger was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, on Sept. 18, 2002.