facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Parents of Zahra Baker skip court hearing

Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM   |   Comments

1 of 2
LENOIR, N.C., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Neither parent of Zahra Baker was in a North Carolina court Thursday for a hearing on misdemeanor charges unrelated to the girl's death, authorities said.

Adam Baker, Zahra's father, and Elisa Baker, the girl's stepmother, were represented instead by attorneys as District Court Judge Gregory Hayes continued their cases on bad check and other charges, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported.

Elisa Baker remains in jail, accused of obstructing justice in the investigation into Zahra's disappearance.

Adam Baker is free on bail, but he faces charges of writing worthless checks, failure to return rented property, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Hickory, N.C., police have said the 10-year-old girl is dead, after finding a bone that was linked by DNA to Zahra.

Zahra's prosthetic leg and the bone fragment were found in separate locations as police in several counties conducted numerous searches.

Other remains, which police said appeared to be those of a child, were found at yet another site in Caldwell County.

No charges have been filed in her death.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
2
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
3
Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting
4
Sweden continues search for suspected Russian submarine Sweden continues search for suspected Russian submarine
5
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback