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Elisa Baker Takes Plea in Death of Zahra Baker PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:31

What was hinted to late yesterday has come to fruition today—that Elisa Baker has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, and will serve 14 years and seven months to 18 years in prison. Testimony from the sentencing hearing in Catawba Superior Court has been delivered live on line from the courtroom by WSOC-TV, and showed forensics experts testifying that they have not found all of Zahra, but the most surprising testimony came from Hickory and SBI investigators, saying that they are now convinced that Zahra’s dad, Adam Baker, had nothing to do with the child’s death, and was kept in the dark by Elisa Baker for some time before he finally reported her missing in October. Investigators say that Zahra died on September 24th.  Phone and text records eventually cleared Adam Baker, who still faces other charges not connected to the 10-year olds’ death. The defense in the case won a change of venue for the trial, but now that becomes a moot point.

  
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