“I just can’t believe I’m home,” she exclaimed later, after entering her upstate house. “I keep thinking I’m going to wake up tomorrow and I’ll be in Rikers.”
Gristina had been at Rikers Island since prosecutors pulled her screaming off a Midtown street in February, unable to make her initial bail of $2 million and struggling to post a bond even when appellate judges lowered it two weeks ago to a $250,000.
“She kept saying, ‘Is it really true? Is it really true?’ ” Gristina’s lawyer, Norm Pattis, told The Post of the moment she learned she was finally making bond.
“Moments like that are why you go to law school.”