by Charles Mombo
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has filed a motion to revoke Marissa Alexander’s bail. Corey is alleging that Alexander, 33-year-old, left her home on numerous times merely to run errands, a violation of the terms of her bond. A hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 10, at 9am.
After nearly two years in jail, Alexander was freed, in November 2012, on a $200,000 bond as she prepares for her March 31, 2014 retrial. Her 20-years mandatory conviction was overturned in September after a judge found that the jury instructions in her original trial were erroneous and had unfairly put the burden on Alexander to prove that she had fired her shot in self-defense.
In May 2012, a Florida judge sentenced Alexander to 20-years in prison for shooting a warning shot into the air after her abusive husband, Rico Gray, threatened to kill her. Nobody was hurt in that case. Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" as her defense, but a jury convicted her of aggravated assault after only 12 minutes of deliberation.
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- Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown: The Facts in the Marissa Alexander Case
- Florida’s Congresswoman Corrine Brown: 20 years for Marissa Alexander is not justice.
- Marissa Alexander case: Should Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Apply?
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