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Elisa Baker's bond was increased $25,000 Wednesday.
Baker, the stepmother of missing 10-year-old Zahra Baker, appeared in court Wednesday via closed-circuit television. Her court-appointed attorney Scott Reilly appealed Baker's bond of $40,000 on her obstruction of justice charge because he said it's too high. However, District Court Judge B.J. Mullinax increased Baker's bond on the charge to $65,000 because she is considered a flight risk.
Mullinax said her failure to appear charges and outstanding unserved warrants make Baker a flight risk.
In addition to her court appearance, Baker's biological daughter, Amber Fairchild, spoke about her fear for her three children and her safety if Baker was released from jail.
Baker's other charges include driving while license revoked, worthless check charges, communicating threats and larceny by employee. Her total bond amount is $97,200.