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The stepmother of a missing Hickory girl appeared in court Wednesday under a felony obstruction of justice charge.
Elisa Baker, 42, stepmother of missing 10-year-old Zahra Clare Baker, walked into a courtroom in the Catawba County Justice Center on Wednesday morning wearing a pink jumpsuit and handcuffs.
Baker's bond for the felony obstruction of justice charge is set at $40,000. Her court-appointed attorney, Scott Reilly, said he plans to file a motion to reduce Baker's bond. The process could take about five days, he said.
Baker is set to appear in court Nov. 3 for a probable cause hearing.
Reilly said Baker is "scared to death."