With some help from family, friends, and some business links from China, a female murder suspect from California will be posting her multi-million dollar bail which was previously set at $35 million.
Accused of planning and executing the murder of the father of her children, 31-year-old Tiffany Li is now being prepped for release after her backers offered to put up their properties as collateral for her bail.
The group has reportedly raised $4 million cash plus the pledge of a San Francisco Bay Area property worth $62 million, Bay Area’s KRON4 reports. In California, the amount of the bail is doubled if paid with property instead of cash. An official noted that the posted amount is the highest in the history of San Mateo County.
Li and her mother, who were both born in China, are naturalized U.S. citizens, according to Li’s lawyer, Geoff Carr. He noted that Li’s mother made her fortune in the construction industry.
State prosecutors accused Li of ordering her boyfriend and another accomplice to slay former lover Keith Green, whom she had two children with.
The prosecutors pointed to Li’s fear of losing custody of the children as her ultimate motive for the crime. She denied the accusation and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, their camp has asked for a $100 million bail as he considers the suspect a flight risk.
“If convicted she faces the rest of her life in prison,” Wagstaffe was quoted as saying. “That’s plenty enough incentive to flee back to her native China.”
Upon her release on Thursday, the murder suspect is expected to surrender her passport and will be held under house arrest, wearing an electronic monitor.
The murder trial is set to resume in September.
Kieth Green vanished on April 28, 2016, after meeting with his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Li, to discuss a child custody issue. His body was found with a bullet wound in the neck on May 11 in Sonoma County. Li was arrested several days later at her home in Hillsborough.