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Bad Checks and Bigamy--Bakers Face Scrutiny PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 19 November 2010 07:16


Attorneys for Adam and Elisa Baker appeared in Caldwell District Court yesterday, but neither of the parents of Zahra Baker, and the judge granted continuances of the cases against the couple—charges unrelated to the disappearance and death of their daughter.

Those hoping to see the pair held up signs that only by-standers saw, calling for punishment in the death of the 10-year old. Adam and Elisa Baker face misdemeanor charges for bad checks and other matters. Their cases were continued until January 27th. Adam Baker is set to face other charges unrelated to Zahra’s disappearance in Catawba County today. Adam Baker is free on bail, but Elisa is still under $97,000 bond in counts including one connected to a faked ransom note meant to throw investigators off in the initial search for Zahra.

Then there’s the question as to whether Elisa Baker is a bigamist. The Hickory Record reports that Elisa and Adam were married in Australia in July 2008 and Hickory investigators are trying to determine if she was divorced from Aaron Young when she married Zahra’s father, Adam Baker. Aaron Young was granted a divorce from Elisa on Aug. 21, 2009 – 13 months after her Australian wedding – and she used her new last name, Baker, in the filing. She filed for divorce on June 28, 2009, using her last name as Baker. Aaron Young and Elisa were married on Aug. 8, 1998 in S.C.


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