Hickory, NC -- The woman accused of killing her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter has entered not guilty pleas in a Caldwell County courtroom for four felony counts.
The Hickory Daily Record reported that the attorney for 42-year-old Elisa Baker entered not guilty pleas on Wednesday to two counts each of felony identity theft and felony obtaining property by false pretense. Elisa Baker was indicted in February on charges of second-degree murder in Zahra Baker's death. Parts of Zahra's dismembered body were found scattered over two counties.
In Catawba County, Adam Baker was in court for a pre-trial release hearing. A Superior Court judge ruled that if he wants to leave North Carolina, he must give advance notice to the district attorney's office, which wanted to limit Baker's travel to Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.
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