Lack of charges in Zhara Baker case stirs some concern
The Charlotte Observer's Gary Wright and Franco Ordonez report on frustration over the lack of charges in the death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker. It's been three months since she was reported missing. "Everyone is frustrated," says Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright. Zahra's stepmother, Elisa Baker, has told authorities she found the girl dead in late September. She says Zahra's father dismembered her body, and then she helped him dispose the parts in different locations. Former Mecklenburg County Prosecutor Steve Ward has doubts about that story. "Dismembering the body is not what someone does to a loved one when they die of natural causes," he told the Observer. Ward also said that police and prosecutors are doing the right thing by moving "slowly and cautiously" in a complicated case. You can read the story here.