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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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