McGraw Out On Bond
A man accused of brutally murdering his wife is out on bond this afternoon, according to court records.
Travis McGraw posted a $750,000 secured bond this afternoon and is now out of jail awaiting a trial for first-degree murder.
McGraw is charged with the murder of his wife Vanessa Mintz, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 9, 2011 at the Saluda Mountain Lodge, which was owned by her family.
McGraw was arrested four days after Mintz's body was found.
McGraw's release was finalized today and according to a conditions and release order he was ordered to submit a DNA sample, not to have possession of a firearm at any time or any other deadly weapons.
He was also ordered to not have any contact with the victim's family and no contact with Mary Beth Fisher.
Fisher is a woman McGraw had been exchanging text messages with prior to Mintz's murder.
Search warrants outlined the text messages eluded to a possible affair between McGraw and Fisher.
During preliminary court hearing prosecutors stated they believe McGraw had been given an ultimatum by Fisher and Mintz ended up dead.