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N.C. woman says she did not kill stepdaughter

RALEIGH, N.C., May 9 (UPI) -- The North Carolina woman who entered a guilty plea to killing her 10-year-old stepdaughter now says the girl died from illness.

Elisa Baker gets additional sentence

NEWTON, N.C., March 5 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, who already is serving time for the 2011 death of her stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, was sentenced to 10 years in U.S. federal prison on drug charges.

Skull ID'd as girl slain in No. Carolina

HICKORY, N.C., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A skull found in North Carolina has been positively identified as that of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, whose stepmother admitted killing her, police said.

Slain child's father deported back to Oz

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The father of a 10-year-old Australian girl slain by her step-mother has been deported from the United States back to Australia, his attorney said.

Elisa Baker pleads guilty to conspiracy

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, who pleaded guilty to killing her stepdaughter last fall, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute drugs in North Carolina.

Elisa Baker seeks deal on drug charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, the North Carolina woman sentenced for the murder of her stepdaughter Zahra, is asking for a plea deal on federal drug charges, court papers show.

Zahra Baker's father wants trial moved

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Baker wants his identity theft trial in North Carolina moved because the community believes he was involved in killing his daughter Zahra, his lawyer says.

Zahra Baker's mother wants answers in death

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Zahra Baker's birth mother, in her first U.S. interview, says she wants to know what role the girl's father played in the death of their 10-year-old daughter.

Stepmom pleads guilty in death of Zahra

NEWTON, N.C., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker.
Drug trial delayed for Zahra's stepmom

Drug trial delayed for Zahra's stepmom

STATESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, the North Carolina woman charged with killing her stepdaughter, will not face federal drug charges until at least November, a judge has ruled.

Trial to be moved in Zahra Baker case

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker's North Carolina trial will be moved because of excessive publicity surrounding the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter Zahra, a judge has ruled.

Zahra Baker stepmother wants trial moved

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, accused of killing her 10-year-old stepdaughter Zahra, has requested her trial be moved from North Carolina's Catawba County because of publicity.

Alleged killer stepmom faces new charge

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 19 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman charged with killing her young stepdaughter faces an additional federal drug charge.
Zahra Baker father arrested on new charges

Zahra Baker father arrested on new charges

HICKORY, N.C., April 13 (UPI) -- Adam Baker has been arrested on felony charges in North Carolina that authorities say are not connected to the death of his daughter Zahra.

Zahra Baker's stepmother ill in court

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 5 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, accused of murder in the death of stepdaughter Zahra Baker, almost fainted in a North Carolina courtroom during a hearing to schedule a trial date.

New charges filed against Elisa Baker

HICKORY, N.C., March 22 (UPI) -- The stepmother of Zahra Baker, whose remains were found scattered in a North Carolina county, has been arraigned on additional charges, officials said.

Alleged killer step-mom faces new charge

HICKORY, N.C., March 1 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman charged with killing her stepdaughter faces an unrelated charge of using her own daughter's identity to get utility service.

Vague evidence complicates Zahra case

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The murder case against Elisa Baker may be weakened by murky evidence, a prosecutor not involved in the case says.

Zahra stepmother charged with murder

HICKORY, N.C., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, North Carolina authorities said.

New findings in Zahra Baker slaying

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina say it's unclear what role, if any, a briefcase and blanket will play in the investigation into the death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker.
Zahra's father cut up body, wife says

Zahra's father cut up body, wife says

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Zahra Baker's stepmother accuses her husband of cutting up the North Carolina girl's body, court papers reveal.

Two N.C. men deny raping Zahra Baker

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Two North Carolina men deny having raped Zahra Baker, a 10-year-old disabled girl found slain and dismembered, and say they passed a lie detector test.

Death penalty possible in Zahra case

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Zahra Baker case may lead to first-degree murder charges and the death penalty, a North Carolina prosecutor says.

Source: Missing girl may have been raped

HICKORY, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Court documents released in the disappearance of a disabled North Carolina girl indicate 10-year-old Zahra Baker may have been raped by two men before dying.

Dismembered girl's stepmom in bigamy probe

SAWMILLS, N.C., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina said the stepmother of a 10-year-old girl found dismembered is under investigation for possible bigamy charges.
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