A bail hearing set for a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her abusing husband’s head will take place today. Marissa Alexander’s much publicized case was brought to the forefront in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Alexander originally sought stand your ground immunity, but was denied protection. Her sentence was recently overturned by a judge after he found errors in the original trial. 

From Florida Times-Union:

A bail hearing for Marissa Alexander, the Jacksonville woman who fired a shot during a fight with her husband and ended up with a mandatory 20-year prison sentence, has been delayed until Wednesday.

It was originally scheduled for Friday. No reason was given for the change….

Read more at Florida Times-Union

Supporters of Marissa Alexander contend that she should be allowed to remain free until her trial. The 2010 incident created mixed reactions in the country, with supporters arguing that no one died while Alexander was defending herself. Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey, who was also charged with convicting George Zimmerman, was too harsh on Alexander.

We will keep you updated on the developments of this story.

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