It was a moment Kristine Bunch and her mother have been waiting 16 years for. Being released from jail, into the arms of her mother was a day Bunch feared would never come.
"No, and now that it is here, it still feels really surreal," said Bunch. "I just want to spend time with my son."
At the time, investigators said the burn patterns inside Bunch's mobile home were consistent with a fire - set on purpose. Technology has now reportedly proven otherwise. Kristine Bunch is appealing her conviction.
"The court of appeals got it right," said Ron Safer, Bunch's attorney.
The Decatur County Prosecutors Office said it is turning back the clock and honoring Bunch's bond from 1996. Safer said there should not even be another trial. He said the charges should be dropped.
"It is a good thing that we have made progress that people will not be in jail based on myths and legends," said Safer.
Until her new trial begins, Bunch said she'll focus on what she has missed over the last 16 years.
Reporter: "What is it going to be like to step outside and breathe that fresh air again?"
Bunch: "Very surreal. A very blessed and merciful moment for me."
Bunch will be back in a Decatur County courtroom on Aug. 30 to begin her new trial. Until that court date, she will be staying with her mother in Columbus.
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