MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A judge in Nicaragua freed a Nashville man Friday in a murder case that's attracted international attention.
Twenty-eight-year-old Eric Volz is now reported recuperating in safety at an undisclosed location other than Nicaragua.
On Monday an appeals court overturned his conviction and 30-year-sentence in the 2006 slaying of his Nicaraguan girlfriend.
Volz was released from a prison hospital and was accompanied by his mother who later flew back without him to Nashville.
Hordes of news media formed a caravan behind Volz's police-escorted car as it left the prison hospital, where he was treated for kidney stones.
Television images showed Volz wearing a bulletproof vest.
He had been convicted in the death of 25-year-old Doris Ivania Jimenez, but his successful appeal enraged prosecutors, human rights and women's rights activists who believe Volz is guilty.