March 8th, 2010
04:37 PM ET

American missionary held in Haiti released

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/americas/03/08/haiti.americans.detained/story.charisa.coulter.gi.jpg caption="Charisa Coulter, seen here after a court hearing in Haiti last month, was among 10 accused of kidnapping 33 children." width=300 height=169]


Charisa Coulter, one of two American missionaries detained for more than a month in Haiti on suspicion of kidnapping 33 children after January 12's devastating earthquake, was released Monday.

She walked out of judicial police headquarters and headed to the nearby airport Monday afternoon.

Attorneys Chillier Roi and Ricardo Chachoute, who are representing Coulter and the American who still is being detained, Laura Silsby, earlier told CNN that the judge had OK'd Coulter's release.

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