Rickey Smiley Bailed 80 Year Old Woman Out Of Jail and Speaks To Her On The Rickey Smiley Morning Show
“My whole goal was to get her out of jail until she has her due process in court, and that’s fair” –Rickey Smiley
Tempie Strickland, an 80-year-old woman was arrested in Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, November 10th after she allegedly tried to kill her ex-husband/roommate during a fight about him staying out too late. Rickey Smiley became aware of the story after the story was sent to him via social media.
What moved Smiley the most was Strickland herself, because when she was asked in an interview how long she would be behind bars, she didn’t know if her last days alive would be devoid of freedom. Smiley says, “It broke my heart,” and added that everyone deserves due process.
“I’m not defending the crime of pulling guns out on people,” Smiley stated, but he didn’t want her to die in jail before she was able to be judged by her peers. “When it comes to seniors, I’m really sensitive, says Smiley.
Rickey Smiley came to Tempie Strickland’s rescue by posting the necessary bond money (originally set at $100,000), and now Tempie Strickland has been released from custodyTempie Strickland initial charge of attempted murder has been reduced to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Rickey Smiley spoke to Tempie and her lawyer this morning on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” Smiley told Tempie that he will join to support her in court and wants to make sure that she’ll have a “happy and peaceful” life. For full audio and quotes visit RickeySmileyShow.com.