A California heiress suspected of plotting to killing her ex-boyfriend in California posted an astounding $35 million bail, the highest amount ever posted in history in San Mateo County.
People reports that Tiffany Li, 31, paid $4,240,000 in cash, while covering the remaining costs in property value. According to her lawyer, Geoff Carr, around 15 to 20 close friends and family members banded together to come up with the hefty bond amount. Some family members offered their San Francisco Bay-area properties as a guarantee that Li would return back to face her charges in court.
Li is accused of making a plan with her current boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, to murder her former boyfriend, Keith Green, who’s also the father of her two kids. Reportedly, Li wanted Green killed because she feared she would lose custody of her two children to him. Green and Li were in a nasty custody dispute prior to his death.
Green, of Millbrae, vanished on April 28, 2016, shortly after meeting up with Li to discuss a child custody issue. The disappearance quickly turned into a homicide case when Green’s body was found on May 11, 2016, lying naked and decomposed in a field in Sonoma County.
SWAT teams raided Li’s Hillsborough mansion. She was arrested, along with Bayat, and charged with Green’s murder. Mixed martial arts fighter Olivier Adella was also arrested and charged in connection with Green’s murder. Li’s two children were placed into the custody of Colleen Cudd, Green’s mother.
Li was behind bars for a year before making bail, but Green’s family is disappointed that she was given bail in the first place.
“I hadn’t heard of anyone in California that got out on bail for a murder charge,” Green’s grandmother, Anthalena Green said. “He was my first grandson. He was delightful. He was an all-around person. He was into sports. He was just a delightful boy from the time he was born.”
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe explained that Li’s bond was so high because she’s considered a flight risk. She has strong ties to China and Wagstaffe explained that a murder conviction that carries a life sentence could persuade her to flee.
“If convicted, she [Li] faces the rest of her life in prison. That’s plenty enough incentive to flee back to her native China.”
[Feature Photo: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office/Family Handout]