Kudos to law enforcement officials in Yellowstone County who decided to release Daisy Rae Morast today. Morast had been held in the county jail since Saturday for the stabbing death of her husband, Jason Morast. Today, Billings police Sgt. Kevin Iffland says Morast was released because the evidence, including two horrific 911 calls, show she has “a substantial claim of justifiable use of force.”
It’s great to see these officials exercising the discretion that justice requires. It happens far too seldom, which makes it all the better when it does happen.
Of course, further investigation could put Daisy Morast back in jail. It’s hard to say. But for now… Good luck, Daisy. You’re going to need it.