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ZAHRA BAKER INVESTIGATION: DA to fight lower bond on stepmom


HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina district attorney says he'll fight a bid to reduce bail for a disabled girl's stepmother, whose attorneys say helped detectives find parts of the 10-year-old's dismembered body.

District Attorney James Gaither Jr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday his office will oppose the effort by lawyers for Elisa Baker to have her bond reduced. Gaither says if necessary he would present evidence to prevent a lower bond.

The woman's attorneys argued in court papers that she gave police crucial help because 10-year-old Zahra Baker's body was dismembered and scattered in remote locations.

Elisa Baker is not charged in the girl's death. She's been held since the day after Zahra was reported missing last month, charged with writing a fake ransom note to throw off investigators.

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Why would they lower the bond

I don't get it. She let the police to the parts of the girl's body. Even if she didn't do the actual killing, isn't that enough to charge her with at least having a part in the child's death? I don't understand the system at all. She tried to allude the police with a fake ransome note and then tells them where she is. Watch her get off by pleading insanity. SMH.

Why would they even think

Why would they even think that this woman should have reduced bail. I don't get it. She should stay where she is. If she can lead police to areas where this sweet angel's bones are, then she knows who put them there.

childs mother

......and if she did the killing whats to stop her from killing and dismembering another child if shes let out on bail.