Jhessye Shockley’s Mother Released From Police Custody

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Jerice Hunter, the missing five-year old Jhessye Shockley, was released from jail earlier this week after prosecutors failed to file charges against her within the required time limit.

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According to reports, Hunter, 38, was released after police missed the required 48-hour time limit of Hunter’s first court appearance.

Despite her release, police say hunter is still a suspect and charges against her may be filed in the future.

After searching for Jhessye for weeks, the police arrested Ms. Hunter last Monday and held her in $100,000 bail. At a news conference the afternoon of the arrest, Sergeant Coombs said that Ms. Hunter was a suspect in Jhessye’s disappearance and that the police presumed that the child was dead.

Read more at the New York Times.

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