Chrystul Kiser has been released form jail on $400,000 bond.
What We Know:
- Chrystul Kizer, 19, was released on a $400,000 bond after being jailed for nearly two years, according to the organization that paid for her release.
- The Wisconsin teenager was charged in connection with killing her alledged sex trafficker, Randall P. Volar III, in 2018.
- The bond fund said Kizer, who is black, was allegedly trafficked by Volar, a white man, starting when she was 16-years-old.
- Kizer is facing first-degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon, and four other feloney charges, according to Kenosha County court records.
- “No one should be incarcerated for surviving violence against them,” the Chicago bond fund said in a statement.
Her original $1 million bond was reduced to $400,000 in February, according to court records. Her bond was signed Monday and posted Tuesday.
“Far too often, survivors of violence — especially Black women and girls — are punished for defending themselves,” the statement said. “Chrystul’s case highlights the urgent need for the criminal legal system to stop prosecuting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.”
The statement advised that when Kizer’s case ends, the bond money will be used to establish a national fund for survivors of domestic and sexual violence facing charges.