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Published September 15, 2011, 03:47 PM

NC Stepmom Gets Up to 18 Years in Girl's Murder

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman will spend up to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to murdering her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter, nearly a year after freckle-faced Zahra Baker's disappearance and death shocked communities here and in her native Australia.

By: Mitch Weiss, Associated Press

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