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Real estate heiress Tiffany Li whose family posted $35million bail to keep her out of jail is acquitted of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill the father of her children over a custody dispute

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Real estate heiress whose family posted $35 million bail to keep her out of jail is acquitted of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill the father of her children over a custody dispute
Tiffany Li Friday was acquitted of conspiring with her boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, to kill Keith Green in 2016 over a custody dispute.
Prosecutors said Li lured Green to her mansion to discuss custody of their children
Li’s boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, then shot Green in the mouth 
The case drew global attention when Li´s family posted $35 million bail for her 

A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress whose family posted $35 million bail to keep her out of jail until her trial was acquitted Friday of killing the father of her children.
After deliberating for 12 days, jurors said Tiffany Li is not guilty of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill 27-year-old Keith Green in 2016 over a custody dispute.
The case drew global attention when Li´s family, who made a fortune in real estate construction in China, posted $35 million bail for her, one of the highest on record in the United States.
San Mateo County prosecutors said Li lured Green to her mansion in Hillsborough, south of San Francisco, to discuss custody of their children.
They say Li’s boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, shot Green in the mouth and the two hired a friend, Olivier Adella, to dispose of the body.
Prosecutors presented evidence that Green´s blood was found in Li´s Mercedes and gunshot residue was discovered in her garage.
Tiffany Li 2Prosecutors said Li’s boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, shot Green in the mouth and the two hired a friend to dispose of the body.
The prosecution faced a setback earlier this month when its chief witness, Adella, was arrested on charges of contacting an ex-girlfriend and witness for the defense.
Adella was expected to testify that Li and Bayat asked him to dispose of Green’s body, but prosecutors did not call him as a witness
Li´s attorneys argued that Green was killed in a botched kidnapping plot and that she had nothing to do with his death. She had settled the custody issues with her former boyfriend, they said.
Green’s body was found along a dirt road north of San Francisco nearly two weeks after he was last seen meeting with Li about their children.
The pair who met around 2009, shared two children.
Co-defendant Bayat also pleaded not guilty and the jury will continue to deliberate his charges. 

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