Nassau District Court Judge Francis Ricigliano ruled Tuesday that Diane McCloud can be released from jail. McCloud’s lawyer told the judge the woman has only weeks to live. A physician later confirmed that was the case.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
The judge had freed the 48-year-old woman in January 2011 so she could apply for a transplant waiting list. But the woman was arrested again for shoplifting. She pleaded guilty to petty larceny.
Ricigliano resentenced her to the 15 months he had forgiven and added a year for the new charges.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98
Attorney Leonard Isaacs said McCloud is no longer transplant eligible.
“Since she’s not eligible for a heart transplant any longer, it’s just for palliative care, so she’s not suffering,” he said.
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