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Zahra's stepmother to be arraigned on bigamy charge


NEWTON, NC (AP) -- The stepmother of a disabled girl who died under mysterious circumstances is set to be arraigned in a North Carolina jail on charges of being married to more than one man.

The Catawba County district attorney's office says 42-year-old Elisa Baker will be arraigned Friday in the jail where she's being held on charges of obstructing justice in the investigation of her stepdaughter's death.

Prosecutors say she married the father of 10-year-old Zahra Baker while still married to another man. Zahra was reported missing in October, and police later found her remains. No one has been charged in her death.

Adam Baker is free on bond while facing unrelated charges. He had a scheduled court appearance in Newton on Friday, but it was postponed until

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