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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.

Killer N.C. stepmom faces drug charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Elisa Baker, the North Carolina woman convicted of killing her 10-year-old stepdaughter, faces a plea hearing for federal drug-related charges, authorities say.

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.

Possible plea deal in Zahra Baker slaying

NEWTON, N.C., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A plea deal may be in the works in connection with the 2010 slaying of a 10-year-old North Carolina girl who lost a leg to cancer, a defense attorney said.
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.

Zahra Baker's father out of N.C. jail

NEWTON, N.C., April 20 (UPI) -- The father of slain girl Zahra Baker has been taken from a North Carolina jail by federal immigration officers, authorities say.

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.

Examiner calls Zahra's death homicide

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 9 (UPI) -- Zahra Baker's death was clearly homicide, North Carolina's chief medical examiner says.

No charges filed yet in child's death

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Months after Zahra Baker disappeared and the girl's dismembered body subsequently discovered, no charges have been filed, 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.

Cops still seek clues in Zahra Baker case

HICKORY, N.C., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police say they continue investigating the killing of a North Carolina girl even though they turned their findings thus far over to prosecutors.

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.
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