Man accused of trying to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin released on bond

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  A man who was accused of plotting to kill his pregnant girlfriend with ricin has been released from jail.

Preston Rhoads was granted a $200,000 bond on Friday.

He will now go home to his parents’ house in Ada, where he will remain under house arrest.

Rhoads was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of solicitation to commit murder in April.

Police received a tip that he was looking to hire someone to slip his girlfriend ricin in order to kill his unborn child.

He will appear back in court next February.

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