We just got word from the Free Marissa Now camp that, at a status hearing in Duval County, Florida this morning, Marissa Alexander was granted a new trial date of March 31, 2014. Today’s status hearing was originally reported to have been set for October 29, which was then reported to have since been moved to November 1, and then to today’s date.
Supporters had hoped that Florida State Attorney Angela Corey would drop the case against the 33 year-old mother of three who had been sentenced to 20 years. She had been moved from state prison to Duval County within the last two weeks. Nonetheless, Alexander could be free on bond next week – a bond hearing is set for November 8.
The Movement to End Stand Your Ground supports the movement to free Marissa Alexander, since her case exemplifies misapplication of stand your ground laws. Based upon the case history, it would appear that Alexander originally would have deserved to have been granted immunity from prosecution under Florida’s stand your ground law, but she was denied immunity.
- Marissa Alexander Being Moved From Prison To County Jail (endstandyourground.wordpress.com)
- Rally held for Marissa Alexander (news4jax.com)
- Marissa Alexander returns for new trial (news4jax.com)