Arizona freeway shooting suspect wins release from jail

PHOENIX (AP) — A man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year was released from jail Tuesday amid questions about the evidence that authorities say links him to the crimes.

The release of Leslie Merritt Jr. came after a judge reduced his bond to zero and said he can return to his home under electronic monitoring.

“I am just ready to go home and be with my kids,” Merritt said moments after walking out of jail.

The reduction of the bond — once $1 million — was a...

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