New Arrests Made in Preston Hollow Murder Case

A little more than three weeks after the shooting death of a Preston Hollow woman, two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime, Dallas police said Monday evening.

Leslie Squair Baker, 59, was found shot in her driveway on May 25. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.  A few days later, police announced they had arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the shooting, and he had been charged with capital murder.

Police announced they arrested two more people in connection with the case June 15.

“Through the course of this investigation, homicide detectives were able to link two additional suspects that participated in the capital murder offense,” Dallas police said. “Suspects Antony Isaiah Taylor, an 18-year old Black male, and Deng Chen Ajack, a 19-year old Black male, were arrested for capital murder by the Dallas Police Department – Specialized Project Safe Neighborhood Unit.”

When interviewed, Ajack and Taylor allegedly admitted their involvement in the crime.

Baker was the director of marketing at Texas Health Center for Diagnostic Surgery in Plano, and was a W.T. White High School graduate.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at

2 thoughts on “New Arrests Made in Preston Hollow Murder Case

  • June 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    How about interviewing Judge Anthony Randall and ask why he let Mr Deng Chan Ajack off with deferred adjudication of 5 years probation for 1st degree felony on aggravated Robbery with a firearm back on March 10, 2019? Pulled his victim down a flight of stairs by her hair causing bodily injury.

    • June 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      This is horrendous. What on earth was this judge thinking?


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