If Baker and Truly didn't know each other, then how could either propose to the other that they lie? Why, if you don't know the person, would you think he would be amenable to lying? We are talking about committing a crime, making a false statement to investigators, for which, some people, including some famous people, have gone to prison for doing, for instance, Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich, and Jeffrey Skilling.
And not only would neither know whether the other was amenable to lying, but they also would have no reason to doubt that if the other wasn't amenable to lying, that he would report it to authorities that the other asked him to lie.
Say, for instance, that Baker was an honest cop, and Truly asked him to lie. Why wouldn't Baker inform his superiors? In fact, if Baker was an honest cop, WHY WOULDN'T HE ARREST TRULY ON THE SPOT FOR ASKING HIM TO LIE?
It's a crime, Backes. You are so stupid, one wonders how you can cross the street.