Praise God! Hannah reunited with her family on Tues Dec 16, after the Honorable Judge Mario Ramirez ordered a $50K bond with standard bond restrictions!!!
The DA argued for a $250K bond with very restrictive bond conditions. Hannah's wonderful team of "Legal Eagles" (or maybe that should be "Legal Angels"), argued successfully for much more favorable terms.
No date has yet been set for a new trial.
The important thing is that Hannah and her beloved husband Larry and 5 children are reunited after 7 years of wrongful incarceration. It will be the happiest Christmas in a long time for Isaac, Isabel, Alicia, Sebastian, Emma, Larry and Hannah!
Read details of the dramatic 3 hour hearing on the Texas Monthly website.
Hannah Overton was wrongly convicted in 2007 of murdering her child when in fact he accidentally ingested a lethal amount of salt.
She got the mandatory sentence: life without parole.
Exactly 7 years later, in Sept 2014, her conviction was overturned and a new trial was ordered.
She was released on bond in December 2014, and reunited with her remaining 5 children, husband, family & friends.
A new trial is pending as of Jan 2015.
Pretrial hearing set for Jan 29 & 30 2015.
National media provides in-depth coverage of the case:
Texas Monthly magazine has comprehensive coverage of Hannah's case in a series of articles and blogs written by Pamela Colloff. Click HERE for a round up of those articles.
ABC's 20/20 followed the case closely for 6+ years. Their series of video segments listed below. Click the red links to watch the videos.
Part 1: Foster Son's Parents Suspected of His Salt Poisoning Death
Four-year-old Andrew Burd had a toxic level almost double the norm of sodium before his death.
Part 2: Prosecutors Say Mom Poured Salt Down Foster Son's Throat
Hannah Overton says she had problems with her foster son, who was obsessed with eating.
Part 3: Mom Found Guilty in Salt Poisoning Death of Foster Son
Juror Norma Bejarano said she thought Hannah Overton was guilty of not seeking help fast enough.
Part 4: Court Overrules Mom's Conviction for Murder of Foster Son
The state's highest criminal court put the blame on Hannah Overton's trial attorneys.
Part 5: Mom Returns Home After 7 Years Behind Bars
Last week, Hannah Overton was released on bail and reunited with her family.