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 attempted suicide by ingesting rat poison in December 2010. She survived but her baby, who was delivered by cesarean section, died three days later.
Women's rights groups say her prosecution endangers the rights of pregnant women.
Shuai's attorney, Linda Pence, asked for donations for her bond and her defense.
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