Had ADAM BAKER been a custodial mom, he would have been jailed for years on end if he had allowed the new boyfriend or husband to torture his child in this way. This is one of the few news articles that acknowledges how the so-called Clueless Daddy obtained custody--by exploiting the mom's post-partum depression and leaving Australia ILLEGALLY for the U.S. Daddy didn't even report the murdered girl missing for weeks! Yet all he gets is deportation.....
Clueless, my @$$.
Father of murder victim Zahra Baker deported to Australia... and takes daughter's remains with him
Adam Baker moved to North Carolina illegally to marry woman who went on to kill his disabled daughter
Zahra's remains will be buried in family plot in AustraliaBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:43 PM on 30th January 2012
The father of Zahra Baker, who was killed and dismembered by her stepmother, has been deported to Australia with his daughter's remains.
Adam Baker, 33, had moved to Hickory, North Carolina to be with Elisa Baker, whom he had met online and went on to marry.
Ten-year-old Zahra travelled with Mr Baker, who had gained custody of the child when her mother suffered postpartum depression.
But Zahra, who had lost a leg and her hearing to two bouts of bone cancer, soon began to endure abuse at the hands of her new stepmother.
When she was killed, her disappearance was not reported for weeks. Investigators eventually determined she had been killed.
They found her prosthetic leg and parts of her body scattered among animal remains across two counties.
Investigators also found parts of her vertebrae which indicated her spine had been sawed at the neck. They never found the girl's head.
Adam Baker was never arrested in connection with the murder of his daughter.
His attorneys told WSOC that Zahra's remains will be buried in a family plot in Australia.
Baker left the country two weeks ago, after he received a suspended sentence for misdemeanor crimes, the Charlotte Observer reported.
While charges remain against Baker in other counties, his attorney Shell Pearce said he did not think he would be made to return for hearings.
His departure comes after authorities revealed last year that Baker was in the country illegally and officials were organising his deportation.
Elisa Baker, 42, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September last year and was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in jail.
She claimed she had found the child dead in her bed and, together with Baker, decided they couldn't report to police it as he was undocumented.
Adam Baker told his wife he 'would take care of it' and cut up the girl's body in a bathroom, his wife told police. He told his wife he needed her help in finding places to dispose of the body, she said.
Following Elisa Baker’s arrest, police found she had been married to someone else while married to Baker. At the time of the trial, he found out he was her seventh husband.