Elisa Baker Facing Federal Drug Charges

The North Carolina woman who pleaded guilty to killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter is due in court on federal drug charges.

Lawyers for Elisa Baker filed documents in federal court ahead of Thursday's hearing that indicates she's worked out a deal with prosecutors.

Baker is charged with distributing painkillers including oxycodone and anti-anxiety drugs in Catawba and Caldwell counties over four years. The charges could carry penalties of more than 100 years in prison and $4 million in fines.

Her trial on the drug charges is scheduled to start on Monday.

Baker was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the death of her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker.

Adam Baker is also scheduled to appear in court on Thursday after an appearance on Wednesday was pushed back.


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  • by NANCY Location: va on Jan 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    WHY EVEN SHOW HER PICTURE UP HERE,SHE HELPED KILL THAT LITTLE STEP CHILD.. THE DEVIL LOVES COMPANY.ABOUT THE DRUG CHARGES,THE STATE MAKES MONEY OFF THAT,,BUT KARMA comes in many faces.
  • by wow on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    You spend less time in prison for killing a child than you do for selling pain killers????
  • by Dawg on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:05 AM
    She can get more time for distributing painkillers than killing a child. Something is very wrong with this picture.
  • by whoa on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:24 AM
    wait a minute, you dont know her side of the story, do you????
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      by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 06:08 AM in reply to whoa
      we don't, but she pleaded quilty, enough said
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      by Bookie on Jan 5, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to whoa
      I don't now, nor do I EVER care to hear "her side" of the story. There is NO her side. She helped to butcher that beautiful little girl. And our DA allowed this pile of human waste to make a deal. That's wrong on so many levels. This female mammal is a narcissistic sociopathic murderer. Since the state isn't gonna give her the needle, I hope one of her fellow inmates takes care of the job. Sometimes justice is not found in a courtroom. But Karma will take care of this freak.
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        by Another One on Jan 5, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to Bookie
        What is wrong with the DA??Bonds are set differently in this county for different people, how do the magistrates get by with this?? What does it take to become a magistrate in this county? The judicial system is all heading south in a hand basket directed by all of our want to Be's. Move to Washington and you can sell drugs on 7th street, get your hand slapped and back on the street. There needs to be a citizens patrol or citizens that ride with our almighty protectors to see what kind of job they are doing. Also, can someone tell me how to become an informant??
  • by Biker Dude on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:53 AM
    It angers me to no end when I read statements like "struck a deal with prosecutors". Why do we even negotiate? They are not buying a used car. Take this evil witch to trial and convict her.
  • by Anna on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:41 AM
    What a LOSER
  • by Allen on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:56 AM
    Looks like you can get in more trouble by selling drugs than you can from murdering and dismembering your step-child. At least she will spend more time in prison.
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      by SoManyMike on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:18 AM in reply to Allen
      You are absolutely right. That is the first thing I thought when I read this. It's disgusting.
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      by I Fought the Law on Jan 5, 2012 at 08:19 AM in reply to Allen
      Yep hard to believe ain't it....all courtesy of our LAME USELESS GOOD-FOR-NOTHING "justice" system.
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