BREAKING NEWS: Raleigh judge overrides Wilmington judge’s ruling, releases N.C. teacher on bond in beheading plot case

Nevine Aly Elshiekh's police mugshot

The News & Observer in Raleigh is reporting Nevine Aly Elshiekh, a Morrisville teacher allegedly involved in a murder for hire plot and who was being held without bail in the New Hanover County Detention Center, will be released to her 80-year-old father next week.

Prosecutors allege Elshiekh was the go-between for

Dr. Aly Elshiekh, the father of Nevine Aly Elshiekh talks with his family after testifying at his daughter Nevine Elshiekh's first hearing Friday Feb. 3 in Wilmington, NC. Photo by Sara Clark

Hysen Sherifi, a convicted terrorist giving her instructions to hire a hit man to behead former witnesses in his case. Sherifi was being housed in the New Hanover jail, and prosecutors say meetings about a hit man took place in Wilmington.

Judge Will Britt oversaw Elshiekh’s appeal hearing in Raleigh Thursday. He overruled Judge Robert Jones’ former decision not to grant a release for Elshiekh. But there are special conditions for her release and bond is set at $1 million.

Read more about those conditions here.

– Amanda Greene

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