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Source reveals convicted killer's first free days out on bond


Debra Milke is free after serving 23 years in jail for the murder of her 4-year-old son.

Last week her conviction was tossed out.

Milke is out on bond while she waits for a retrial in connection to the death of her 4-year-old son.

We know her first meal was homecooked salmon.

A friend of hers says she was having a hard time sleeping at first because she was excited, but overwhelmed.

According to Milke's friend, she may soon be able to hug her mother who has terminal cancer, something she hasn't done in 23 years.

Milke is looking forward to clearing her name after all these years.

Debra Milke had her first picture taken since she was released from prison on Friday.

The photo, taken Saturday night, shows her with a rose at a friend's house where she was having dinner.

"She's probably not had a rose in her hand the entire time," said Private Investigator Paul Huebl.

Huebl did the only taped jail house interview with Milke hours after her arrest in 1989. She was accused in the murder of her 4-year-old son.

Huebl hasn't talked to Milke personally since she was released from prison, but the P. I., who's taken an interest in this case hoping to produce a documentary, says he has the inside scoop from her friends.

He says Milke's mother, who has terminal cancer, is expected to fly in from Switzerland in the next few days.

"This is ungodly important. She has an opportunity to visit Debra before the worst expected thing happens," said Huebl. "[Debra] hasn't had a chance to hug her mother in 23 years."

A judge decided Milke could post bond last week as she awaits a retrial.

Milke was convicted of murdering her 4-year-old son and has been sitting on death row for 23 years.

"I think she's learning she's been in a time capsule and there's a lot of technology and a lot of new things out there." said Huebl. "This is so foreign to her. She's never held a cell phone in her hand, she's not worked or seen an laptop computer." said Huebl.

The court of appeals overturned the conviction in March, questioning the validity of a confession she allegedly gave to a detective with a history of lying on the stand.

Her retrial is set for the end of the September.

"This case is all but over," said Huebl. "She is absolutely looking to clear her name and by God she will."

The suppression hearing is set for Sept. 23, where a judge will decide whether the alleged confession in question will be admitted at the retrial at the end of September.

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