DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Volusia County judge on Thursday granted bond to a 76-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her terminally ill husband at AdventHealth Daytona Beach in January.
Judge Raul Zambrano granted Ellen Gilland a $150,000 bond and ordered her to not have access to any guns, weapons or ammunition.
He also forbade her from going to any hospitals unless she is experiencing a medical emergency.
She must also immediately enroll in a pretrial release program.
Gilland was facing a first-degree murder charge, but a grand jury indicted her last week on a charge of assisting self-murder instead. She also faces charges of aggravated assault.
Two of Gilland’s nieces attended Thursday’s hearing and have agreed to look after Gilland when she leaves jail after posting bond.
“Good things are going to come of this,” said Kathleen Cockrel, one of Gilland’s nieces.
Bo Timme, also Gilland’s niece, told Channel 9 that she does not believe her aunt belongs in jail.
Investigators said Gilland and her husband had a pact to end his life if his health did not improve.
Police said Gilland got into an armed standoff with officers after killing her husband at his hospital room and fired a shot toward police.
She was denied bond in previous hearings.
See bodycam video of the standoff below:
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