Woman accused of killing father of kids posts unheard of $35 million bail
A California woman who allegedly killed the father of her two kids posted her unheard of $35 million bail with help from wealthy friends, family and business associates with ties to China, CBS News reports.
Associates of Tiffany Li, 31, raised $4 million in cash and put up $61 million in San Francisco area property for her. California courts require twice the bail amount to be posted if they use property instead of cash.
Li's attorney, Geoff Carr, says she was born in China, where her mother was financially successful in the construction industry. Both Li and her mother are now naturalized U.S. citizens.
A San Mateo County official said that a $35 million bail is the highest in county history, according to CBS News.
CBS San Francisco reports that it's one of the largest in U.S. history.
Carr said all defendants are entitled to "reasonable bail," except those who are accused of death penalty-eligible crimes.