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Murder accused raises record £28m bail

Murder accused raises record £28m bail

Courts require double the bail amount when property is pledged instead of cash. Li was ordered to remain under house arrest, wear an electronic monitor and surrender her passports.

Her attorney Geoff Carr said Li and her mother were born in China, where the mother was financially successful in the construction industry.

Mr Carr said all defendants are entitled to "reasonable bail" except those accused of crimes that could attract the death penalty. The highest bail District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe could remember being posted for a defendant in San Mateo County was $1 million to $2 million.

Tiffany Li, 31, is accused of directing her boyfriend and another man to kill the father of two of her children, Keith Green, 27, previous year because she feared losing custody of the children to Green, The Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors allege that Li and her boyfriend Kaveh Bayat came up with a plan to kill Green, her former boyfriend, because she was afraid of losing a custody battle with him, Wagstaffe said.

"Nothing about this seems right", said Angela Dunn, who said Mr Green stayed at her house for six months after he and Li split. "And we believe that was one of the pieces at the core of what led to the end of the life of Keith Green".

During the early stages of the case, Wagstaffe said, prosecutors requested that Li be denied bail altogether, but a judge didn't agree. His office asked for $100 million.

Though the judge eventually settled on $35 million along with other release conditions, Wagstaffe said only time will tell if she will continue to appear in court. "That's plenty enough incentive to flee back to her native China".

Carr said he expects Tiffany Li to be freed Thursday pending her murder trial in September.

Li has been in custody since SWAT officers arrested her in May, 2016 in her Hillsborough mansion, where a fleet of luxury cars often sat in the driveway, including a Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Mercedes and Ferrari. Green's body was found along a dirt road in Sonoma County May 11 and an autopsy determined he was killed by a single gunshot.

Li was arrested at her Hillsborough mansion, one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the US, after the body of her ex-boyfriend, Keith Green, was located in some woods 128 kilometres north of her home. The two men were also arrested in May and remained jailed without bail. Hence, Li has to pay around $64 million because she will pay the majority amount of her bail by posting a property bond. The cash and equity will be returned if Li makes all her court appearances.