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Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 12:50pm.

By TOM BREEN and MITCH WEISS Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The stepmother of Zahra Baker has been charged with murder in the little girl's death, but securing a conviction won't be easy. Elisa Baker was indicted this week on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of the disabled girl from Australia. Important pieces of evidence are missing in the case, most notably the 10-year-old girl's skull. Medical examiners didn't have enough of her remains to determine an exact cause of death. Nationally known criminal defense lawyer Richard Jaffe says that creates a significant hurdle for prosecutors and provides more opportunities to create reasonable doubt as to a defendant's guilty. Jaffe is not involved in the Baker case. Calls to Elisa Baker's lawyer were not immediately returned Friday. Elisa Baker remains in jail. Her bail was set at $300,000. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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