Now free, Linehan sets up a new life

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Mechele Linehan says her moment of freedom after 2 ½ years in Hiland Mountain Prison wasn't what she expected.

In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, Linehan says she spent the first day free buying the mango and avocado she had been craving, ate sushi at a restaurant and slept in a queen-sized bed.

Linehan was released on bail this week as she awaits a retrial by the state. A man sympathetic to Linehan's case donated the $25,000 bail bondsman's fee.

Linehan was released from custody Tuesday night. She is accused of conspiring to kill a man she met while strip-dancing. Prosecutors say she plotted with a man in love with her at the time in 1996, inspired by the movie, "The Last Seduction."

An appeals court overturned a 2007 conviction.

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