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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai has been released from jail on bond [Updated]

Updating this long ILB entry from May 20th, various news sources, including WRTV 6 are reporting this morning that Ms. Shuai has been released on bond:

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis woman charged with murder and feticide for eating rat poison while pregnant has been released from jail on bond.

Bei Bei Shuai, 35, has been in jail since being charged in March 2011.

At a bond hearing Friday, Marion County Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle ordered a $50,000 bond for Shuai, a Chinese immigrant, on the condition she surrender her passport and agree to be placed on GPS monitoring.

Shuai and her attorney cried and hugged well-wishers outside of jail Tuesday morning before driving away.

"I feel really happy," Shuai told reporters.

Carlisle initially refused to allow Shuai to be released from jail last June, but the Indiana Court of Appeals later ordered her to set bond. The Indiana Supreme Court last week allowed the appeals court ruling to stand. However, both higher courts declined to dismiss the charges against Shuai.
Bond is very rare in murder cases. * * *

Shuai's attorney, Linda Pence, asked for donations for her bond and her defense.

[Updated at 11:21 AM] Charles Wilson of the AP now has a long story with several photos of the release.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 22, 2012 10:26 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts