AUSTIN (KXAN) - The woman who played a role in a 2005 West Campus murder wasreleased from the Travis County jail on a $150,000 bond just before5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Laura Hall is appealing for a new trial afterher conviction in 2007, and she is serving a five-year sentence fortampering with evidence in a gruesome murder that happened near theUniversity ofTexas.
Colton Pitonyak was convicted of killing Jennifer Cave andpartially dismembering her body in his West Campus apartment. Hallfled with Pitonyak to Mexico after the murder.
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Though no details on the terms of her bond were given, but sheis expected in court the first week of March. Because Hall'ssentence is less than 10 years old, she is eligible to be releasedon bond while her appeal for a new trial is pending. A ruling onher appeal is expected later this year.
Hall's sentence is scheduled to officially end in September of2012.
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