Curtis Reeves Jr., the retired Florida police captain charged with killing a fellow movie-goer who was texting in a theater, was released from jail on $150,000 bond Friday over the objections of the victim's wife.
No trial date has been set for Reeves, 71, who's been in custody since January on second-degree murder charges in the death of Chad Oulson. Reeves' attorneys argued that a Pasco County circuit judge was wrong to deny Reeves bail for such a long period — a position that 2nd District Appeals Judge Chris Alternbend agreed with in a nine-page ruling Friday. After lawyers for Oulson's widow argued that Reeves could be a threat, the circuit court complied with the ruling and granted Reeves bail, but it confined him to his home.
— M. Alex Johnson
First published July 11 2014, 6:58 PM