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Baker's worthless check charges dismissed

April 29, 2011

NEWTON (AP) — The father of a North Carolina girl killed last year is no longer facing worthless check charges in Catawba County.

The charges against Adam Baker were dismissed Friday in Superior Court in Newton. Baker's lawyer, Mark Killian, says the Australian native has made restitution in the case.

Baker was accused of writing bad checks for around $240 to local grocery stores.

He still faces other charges, including felony identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense.

The remains of Baker's daughter, Zahra, were found after the disabled 10-year-old was reported missing last year. Her stepmother, Elisa Baker, is charged with second-degree murder.

Adam Baker faces no charges related to Zahra's death. Baker is barred from leaving the country while the felony charges against him are pending.

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