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Curtis Reeves released from jail in Pasco movie theater shooting case

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Curtis Reves walks out of the Pasco County Jail with his family and attorneys Curtis Reves walks out of the Pasco County Jail with his family and attorneys
PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Writing, Curtis Reeves is not a flight risk, or a danger to the community, a judge tossed out an earlier order, and allowed Reeves to walk out of the Land O' Lakes Detention Center.

Watch: Press conference on Curtis Reeves being granted bond
 
About two dozen family members and well-wishers accompanied Reeves and his attorneys down the path leading out of the Land O’ Lakes jail.

“He's free. He's where he should be. He's where he should have been from the very beginning,” said Reeves’s attorney Rick Escobar, standing with Reeves and his family.

Besides posting $150,000 bond, Reeves is not allowed to have a gun, not have any contact with Nicole Oulsen, must stay at his house except for going to church, medical treatment or the grocery store. And, he must wear GPS tracking ankle monitor.

His attorney says Reeves is looking forward to spending time with his family and preparing his defense. “What a wonderful day it is for the Reeves family. A very emotional day for the Reeves family but one of the greatest days they will ever have is to have him back at home,” said Escobar.

Reeves is accused in the shooting death of Chad Oulsen at the Wesley Chapel Cobb Theater.

Detectives believe Reeves got into a heated argument over Oulsen's texting during the previews.

It escalated with Reeves firing a single shot that killed Oulsen.

Reeves claims it was self-defense.

Attorneys for victim, Chad Oulsen's widow, Nichole, tell us she wanted Reeves to stay in jail for the rest of her life.

“And now, this man who ripped a family apart and tore them to pieces, is now able to be home in his own bed see his family, see his daughter, his son and his grand kid,” said T.J. Grimaldi.

Grimaldi worries, Reeves could, as he puts it "lose it again" and shoot someone, say, at a grocery store, where Reeves is allowed to go, under the judge's order.

“I believe that he is an absolute danger to society. There's absolutely no question. He went from someone throwing popcorn in his face to murdering someone,” said Grimaldi

At the jail, Reeves got into a waiting SUV and drove off without saying anything.
 

Escobar says the justice system worked, and it will be put to the test, when he believes, this case goes to a jury trial in early 2015.

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