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Parents Lose Lawyers in Zahra Case PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 03 December 2010 07:02

There’s a move in the Zahra Baker case that is causing lots of questions—so far with no answers.

WSOC-TV reports that the state has removed court-appointed lawyers representing individually Elisa and Adam Baker, citing an absence of murder charges in the death of Zahra Baker.  Bob Hurley, the N.C. capital defender, appointed Lisa Dubs to represent Elisa Baker on Oct. 18 when, he said, murder charges appeared "imminent." He then appointed Mark Killian to represent Adam Baker. But now eight weeks after investigators declared the case a homicide, charges are yet to be filed. On Wednesday, Hurley removed the lawyers, citing that lack of charges. Elisa Baker has, according to unsealed search warrants, lead investigators to several areas where evidence was found, but new names have surfaced in that—men wanted for questioning after allegations of rape of the 10-year old surfaced, but whether that’s the direction of the investigation into the child’s death remains to be seen. 
Meanwhile, WBTV reports that the Drum Funeral Home in Hickory Thursday night had steady visitation for Zahra, but no huge crowds. Drum officials said that the chapel was always occupied during the event last night, and flowers were placed on a table along with small toys and other items that well wishers brought and inside the Chapel while a video montage of photographs of Zahra was shown.


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