A California woman arrested on charges of killing the father of her children will be released from jail today after nearly 20 friends, family, and business associates pledged an astonishing $35 million bail, the Associated Press reported.
Tiffany Li, a woman with estimated family wealth of over $100 million, had pleaded not guilty of the murder of Keith Green, who prosecutors claim she killed because she didn’t want to lose custody of her two kids.
Prosecutors allege that Li and her boyfriend planned to kill Green, and then asked another man to help get rid of his body. Green was discovered shot to death in a ravine on May 11, 2016.
Li’s attorney told the AP that people close to her mother, including business associates with ties to China, raised $4 million in cash and put up another $61 million in property—California requires that twice the bond amount be used if property is used for bail instead of cash.
“She is well-liked in the community and is a straight shooter,” her attorney, Geoffrey Carr, told The Los Angeles Times. “I think people believe she is not guilty.”
Li, 31, must now remain on house arrest with electronic monitoring, according to the AP.
She had previously been held without bail for almost a year on the murder charges, the Times reported.
[Image: San Mateo County Sheriff]