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Mar 8, 2010 4:10 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Haiti frees US missionary

Haitian authorities have released one of the last two U.S. Baptist missionaries jailed for trying to take orphans out of the country after the earthquake. Charisa Coulter left her cell Monday accompanied staff of the U.S. Embassy.

The Idaho woman was arrested Jan. 29 with nine other Americans while trying to leave Haiti with 33 children without the proper documents. They say they were trying to help orphans after the earthquake.

Eight of the Americans had been already been released. Still in custody is their leader, Laura Silsby.

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