BREAKING: Marissa Alexander appears in court, ruled to remain free on bond
A judge has ruled that Marissa Alexander can remain free on bond after Florida State Attorney Angela Corey filed a motion to revoke her bond.
Circuit Judge James Daniel made it clear on Friday that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office erred in granting Alexander permission to leave home detention. Alexander’s freedom until her new trial is contingent upon her remaining at her home of detention.
Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei had requested Circuit Judge James Daniel to revoke her bond for going out shopping for clothes, driving family members to the hair shop and airport, getting a new driver’s license, visiting the bank and seeing a sister-in-law.
He said Alexander, 33, did all of this while she was on home detention, which prohibited her from leaving her residence except for court appearances, medical emergencies and to satisfy any requirements of her pretrial services program. She had been granted $200,000 bond just before Thanksgiving after getting a new trial in her aggravated assault case for firing a shot during an altercation with her husband, Rico Gray.
Bruce Zimet, Alexander’s defense attorney argued that every trip she took was approved by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, which is responsible for supervising people on home detention.
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