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Podiatrist Released, Says He's Innocent

Podiatrist Adam Frasch, who practices in Thomasville, Ga., but lives in north Florida, is free to return to work and has not been charged in the death of his wife Samirah.

Frasch was released from the Leon County Jail with a GPS monitoring device on his ankle after a hearing late last week before a judge, WCTV reports. He faces charges of interfering with custody after taking the children to his home in Panama City the same day his estranged wife was found dead.

Her body was found in a pool Feb. 22 behind the Tallahassee house where she lived in with the couple's two young daughters.  A court had awarded her temporary custody of the house and children while the couple fought an acrimonious divorce.

Frasch has said through his attorney John Leace that he had nothing to do with his wife's death. Leace said it's reasonable for the court to release Frasch on bail because he has a podiatry practice to run and is not a flight risk.

WCTV reported that Frasch's children have been sent to stay with the doctor's brother in another state. Frasch will  not be allowed to have any contact with the girls, 2-year-old Hyrah and 10-month-old Skynnah, while awaiting trial.

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