Happy Thanksgiving! Marissa Alexander Free On Bond

This is good news. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving, Marissa!

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Marissa Alexander, a Florida mom who fired a warning shot at an abusive husband, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, only to be granted a new trial, is free on bond and home with family – in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

After a bond hearing, Alexander – who has served almost three years of the sentence handed down in 2010, was released on three bonds – one for each of her charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – totalling $200,000 – just before midnight. She is under house arrest.

State Attorney General Angela Corey released a statement earlier this month stating that her office “will continue to seek justice for our two child victims and their father who were endangered by the shot the defendant fired at them.”

Supporters had hoped that Corey would drop the case against the 33 year-old mother of three…

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Posted on 11/28/2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh Wow! I know it seemed like the system was ‘jacking her around’ with her previous bond hearings. I hope she has a wonderful Thanksgiving with her loved ones.

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    • Hey Mindyme!! I sneaked away from the dining room to check for Word Press email notifications. Since they’ been doing updates and changes, comments go into moderation for no apparent reason. Anyway, when I saw that End Stand Your Ground blogged about Marissa today, it was a joy to my heart.

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Hallelujah!

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  3. roderick2012

    Hopefully she won’t go back to jail since a 2-3 year sentence was what was offered in her plea deal.

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    • @roderick2012. Since a new trial was ordered because the jury instructions were wrong, and if it goes to trial without a plea deal, we might see Marissa be acquitted.

      Just the opposite happened in Zimmerman’s case; i.e., the jury instructions were wrong, but since he was acquitted, he is protected from being tried twice for the same crime in the same jurisdiction.

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  4. So wonderful that she is enjoying Thanksgiving at home!

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