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A North Carolina woman will serve at least 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death last year of her 10-year-old stepdaughter.

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Attorney: Murder suspect to seek change of venueupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 05:56:00

An attorney for Elisa Baker, the stepmother accused of killing 10-year-old Zahra Baker, said Monday he plans to file for a change of venue because of the publicity the North Carolina case has received.

Stepmom charged in N.C. girl's murderupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 17:10:00

The Catawba County, North Carolina, district attorney reads an indictment naming Elisa Baker in her daughter's murder.

Stepmother charged with murder in N.C. girl's deathupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 17:10:00

Elisa Baker, the stepmother of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, was indicted Monday on second-degree murder charges in the girl's death, a Catawba County, North Carolina, court clerk told CNN.

Stepmother of dismembered girl charged with bigamyupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 06:26:00

The stepmother of a disabled girl whose remains were found after she went missing in North Carolina has been indicted on a bigamy charge.

Father accused of dismembering childupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 06:26:00

The stepmother of Zahra Baker claims that her biological father, Adam Baker, dismembered the child's body.

Search warrants provide grisly details in Zahra Baker's deathupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 20:39:00

The stepmother of 10-year-old Zahra Baker told police the girl was killed two weeks before she was reported missing, according to search warrants released Tuesday.

Judge may decide to release details on slain North Carolina girlupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 06:40:00

A judge could decide next week whether some or all of the details in search warrants related to the death of a 10-year-old disabled North Carolina girl will be made public.

Warrants reveal N.C. girl found dead may have been rapedupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 05:26:00

Police are investigating reports that Zahra Baker, the 10-year-old disabled girl who was killed in North Carolina, may have been raped prior to her death, according to police search warrants that were unsealed Tuesday.

Report: Zahra Baker was dismemberedupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 05:26:00

According to search warrants, Zahra Baker's body was allegedly dismembered and put in a comforter.

What happened to Zahra Baker?updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 08:53:00

According to new court documents, Elisa Baker told police that her stepdaughter's body was dismembered.

Police: DNA evidence shows missing 10-year-old girl is deadupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 11:10:00

The search for a freckle-faced 10-year-old North Carolina girl is over, with police announcing Friday that they had found her remains.

Police: We believe remains are Zahra'supdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 11:10:00

Police in North Carolina announce their investigation has led them to what they believe is the body of Zahra Baker.

Missing girl's stepmother said to blame Zahra's fatherupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:45:00

The stepmother of a missing 10-year-old girl in North Carolina said during a jailhouse visit with two relatives this week that she blames a lot of her current predicament on her husband, one of those relatives said Friday.

Explosive new letters in Zahra caseupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:45:00

Elisa Baker allegedly claims she was the one who suffered bruises in a letter she sent to her family.

Police confirm prosthetic leg belongs to missing girlupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:37:00

Police on Monday confirmed that a prosthetic leg discovered last week in a brushy area off a North Carolina road belongs to a missing 10-year-old girl.

Authorities find mattress considered key in search for missing girlupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 05:31:00

Four days after calling off a search for key evidence, investigators have located a mattress that they believe is important to their probe of a North Carolina girl who hasn't been seen for weeks.

Police end landfill search in case of missing N.C. girlupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 07:31:00

Authorities ended their search at a North Carolina landfill Friday for a mattress connected to the case of a missing 10-year-old girl, police said. They did not recover it.

Authorities searching landfill in case of missing N.C. girlupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:45:00

Police were searching a North Carolina landfill Wednesday for "a piece of evidence" in the case of a missing 10-year-old girl, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said.

Zahra investigators searching landfillupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:45:00

Authorities are searching a landfill for "a piece of evidence" in the case of missing 10-year-old Zahra Baker.

Police getting medical records of missing girlupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 08:09:00

North Carolina authorities have been in contact with Zahra Baker's biological mother in Australia and have asked for the medical records of the missing 10-year-old girl.

Attorney denies abuse claims against missing girl's stepmotherupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 21:42:00

The stepmother of a 10-year-old North Carolina girl reported missing more than a week ago never abused the girl despite allegations from relatives and friends of the family, the woman's attorney said Monday.

Cops remove mattress from Zahra's homeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 21:42:00

Investigators executed another search at the home where 10-year-old Zahra Baker allegedly disappeared.

Authorities narrow timeline of when North Carolina girl was last seenupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 15:49:00

Investigators have narrowed down the date of the last time someone other than a family member saw a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl to September 25, police said Saturday.

No sign of missing North Carolina girl after extensive searchupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:09:00

Investigators spent another fruitless day Thursday looking for a 10-year-old North Carolina girl missing since last weekend and now believed dead, the local sheriff said.

Pond drained as search for missing N.C. girl continuesupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 04:59:00

Sheriff's deputies, police and firefighters began draining a pond Wednesday night as they resumed their search for the body of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl.

Chief cries as Amber Alert now homicideupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:12:00

On HLN, a tearful chief of police explains a N.C. Amber Alert for a missing 10-year-old is now a homicide investigation.

New search for missing N.C. girl; stepmom charged with obstructionupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:12:00

Investigators spent a second day searching a lot where the father of a missing 10-year-old girl worked after declaring the girl's disappearance a possible homicide Monday.

Police: Stranger abduction 'less likely' in N.C. missing girl caseupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 17:42:00

Authorities said Sunday that "a stranger abduction is less likely than once anticipated" in the case of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl.

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