Lois Goodman at her arraignment on murder charges.
Defense Motion to Reduce Bail
Local NBC 4 is reporting that Lois Goodman, charged with the bludgeoning death of her husband, Alan Goodman on April 17th, posted bail and walked out of jail yesterday on September 2nd. The photo at NBC 4 shows a big smile on Goodman's face.
Goodman was initially arrested in New York on August 21st, and flown back to California to face charges. She was in jail a total of thirteen days.
On August 29th at a bail hearing, Commissioner Block reduced Goodman's bond from $1 million to $500,000. A condition of Goodman's bail is ankle monitoring and confinement to her home address. Exceptions to that were for doctor appointments and religious services.
Goodman's family and supporters used a web site and Facebook to solicit the 8% needed (reportedly $40,000) for a bail bondsman to bail her out. Goodman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 3rd in Department 122 at the Van Nuys Courthouse.
Personally, I will be surprised if the preliminary hearing does go off as scheduled on that date.