Texas Inmate Released Because His Medical Bills are Too High

UVALDE COUNTY, TX -- An accused child killer's been released from the Uvalde County Jail because his medical expenses are too high.

Uhh... what?!

Celves Cook is charged with capital murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son back in 2011. The boy's mother, Sabrina Vielma, also faces a capital murder charge.

According to county leaders, Cook has an undisclosed medical problem that would present a "potentially enormous cost." So, they're letting him chill at home on house arrest until his trial.

Wow. Talk about a "Get out of jail free card."

Here's the breakdown. Uvalde County taxpayers reportedly have already paid more than $19,000 for Cook's three years in prison. House arrest is about $20 a day. County leaders say, you do the math.

One thing we know for sure, it all adds up to Twitter being confused and pissed off!

If convicted, both Cook and the boy's mother face the death penalty.