Release Of Woman In Rat Poison Case Put On Hold

ICE Puts Hold On Bei Bei Shuai

The release of an Indianapolis woman charged with murder and feticide for eating rat poison while pregnant was put on hold Friday.

Marion County Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle granted Bei Bei Shuai, 35, a $50,000 bond on the condition she surrender her passport, not leave the state without permission and allow GPS monitoring.

But shortly after the decision was handed down, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put a hold on the Chinese immigrant.

Shuai will not be released until ICE approves, which will take at least 48 hours, RTV6's Derrik Thomas reported.

Shuai has been in jail since being charged in March 2011.

Carlisle refused to allow Shuai to be released from jail last June, but the Indiana Court of Appeals later ordered her to set bond for the 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 extremely rare in murder cases.

The case has drawn attention from national medical and women's rights groups.

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