Judge sets bond for 76-year-old woman accused of killing terminally ill husband
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CNN) – A judge in Florida set a $150,000 bond Thursday for a 76-year-old woman accused of shooting her terminally ill husband to death.
Ellen Gilland arrived on a walker during her court appearance at the Volusia County courthouse.
Although she was initially denied bail, new evidence convinced the court to reconsider that decision.
The ruling followed a grand jury’s recommendation to indict her on a lesser offense, making her entitled to bond.
The judge also ordered that Gilland have no firearms or weapons in her possession. She’ll also be under court supervision.
First arrested on a capital offense, Gilland is now charged with assisting self-harm manslaughter, which is a first-degree felony.
The charges stem from what authorities call a failed murder-suicide agreement at a Daytona Beach hospital last month.
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