- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas prosecutor has been released from jail after being found in contempt of court for violating a gag order in a 2009 murder case.

Williamson County District Attorney Jana Duty was released Monday morning after beginning her sentence Friday. On Aug. 6, a judge cited Duty for violating a gag order in the case of Crispin Harmel, who is accused of strangling Jessica Kalaher. Duty was also fined $500.

Lawyers involved with the case are barred from speaking with the media. Duty said she contacted a reporter to deny allegations that she withheld evidence, but she did not violate the order because she did not discuss the facts of the case.

Duty was given a 10-day sentence, but she did not serve the full time because she received two days of credit for each day served.

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