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Ex-Florida Cop Curtis Reeves Freed on Bail in Cinema Slaying

Curtis Reeves Jr., who's been in jail six months awaiting trial in a fatal shooting at a Florida theater, must remain in his home.

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