Zahra's father wants change of venue for case

Zahra's father wants change of venue for case

Zahra's father wants change of venue for case

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 3:17 PM

NEWTON, N.C. -- The father of a 10-year-old disabled murder victim wants his trial on charges unrelated to the girl's death moved from Catawba County.

A lawyer for Adam Baker filed the motion requesting a change of venue last week, saying his client can't get a fair trial because of publicity surrounding the death of Zahra Baker.

Adam Baker faces charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

The girl's stepmother, Elisa Baker, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder in Zahra's death and was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison. Prosecutors have said they don't believe Adam Baker was involved in his daughter's murder.

But in his motion, attorney Mark Killian says his client has been unfairly linked in the public mind to the murder of Zahra.

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