SoCal wife accused of killing Olympian posts bail

A widow accused of killing her Olympian husband has been

released from jail after posting $1 million bail.

The Ventura County sheriff’s office says Jane Laut was released

early Friday. A judge on Thursday had lowered bail from $3 million

to $1 million.

Laut was arrested last weekend and charged with the first-degree

murder of Dave Laut, who won an Olympic bronze medal in the shot

put in 1984. She could face life in prison if convicted.

Jane Laut is accused of killing her husband in August after she

initially told investigators that he was gunned down when he went

to check noises. Her attorney, Ron Bamieh, said his client acted in

self-defense after abuse for much of their 29-year marriage.