Higgs to be Released?

RENO (AP) - Chaz Higgs, who has been jailed since September in
the killing of his wife, ex-Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine,
could soon be released if a judge approves his bail arrangements.

That the word from one of his attorneys, who says Higgs' family
has put up its property to cover his 250-thousand dollars bail and
Higgs' mother will relocate from North Carolina to the Reno area to
support him before his scheduled July trial on a charge he poisoned
Augustine.

Lawyer Alan Baum of Woodland Hills, California, says he thinks
Higgs could be released from jail on bail in the next several days
if a judge approves bail arrangements that have yet to be formally
filed.

On March first, Washoe District Judge Steven Kosach set bail at
250-thousand dollars. Higgs had been held without bail.

Higgs, an emergency room nurse, is accused of poisoning
Augustine with a fatal injection of succinylcholine, a drug used to
temporarily paralyze a person before inserting a breathing tube.

Higgs has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.


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