Newton, NC -- The woman charged with murdering her 10-year-old stepdaughter in western North Carolina last year says she can't get a fair trial there.
Lawyers for Elisa Baker filed a motion Tuesday seeking to have her trial moved from Catawba County. Attorney Scott Reilly says that media coverage of the case has made it impossible to find 12 impartial jurors in the area.
Baker is accused of killing Zahra Baker, an Australian girl whose treatment for cancer left her with a prosthetic leg and hearing aids.
Zahra's remains were found in multiple sites last year after she was reported missing in October.
Elisa Baker is scheduled to be in court on Thursday. Her husband, Adam Baker, appeared Tuesday in Catawba County court on charges unrelated to his daughter.