- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Just days after the state’s high court ordered a new trial, a New Orleans woman convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a bond low enough to get out of jail.

The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 6-1 for a new trial in Catina Curley’s case. The court said Curley’s attorney, John Fuller, deprived her of effective counsel by failing to call an expert on battered woman syndrome.

News outlets report defense attorney Paul Barker says Criminal District Judge Arthur L. Hunter set bond at $1,000 during a hearing Friday. She was released shortly thereafter after serving 11 years for shooting 29-year-old Renaldo Curley.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says such a low bail doesn’t reflect the seriousness of the charge.

Curley’s new trial is set for Oct. 15.



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