DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor charged with raping and killing a pregnant woman who responded to an online job ad has been released from jail after posting a $1 million bond.
Dr. Ali Salim also had to surrender his passport upon his release Monday and will be on house arrest and must wear a GPS monitoring device until his trial scheduled for early May.
Prosecutors had asked for a $5 million bond, saying Salim, from Pakistan, was a flight risk.
The 44-year-old Salim of New Albany in central Ohio has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed Deanna Ballman and her unborn child last summer with a fatal dose of heroin after she responded to a housekeeper ad.
Ballman was nine months pregnant when she was killed.