Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today we can all be thankful that Marissa Alexander was released from
jail on bond last night at around 10:30 PM
. Alexander, whose bond was
set for $200,000, was granted a pre-trial release where she must adhere
to special conditions.
Last year, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for
firing warning shots at her abusive husband. The court determind that
Florida's controversial Stand Your Grand Law would not be applicable in
her case though, she contends, her husband was emotionally and
physically abusive to her throughout their relationship.
Alexander was convicted of the crime, and in the state of Florida, any
conviction involving a firearm mandates a strict minimum sentence. For
her three convictions, she was sentenced to 20 years.
She has been placed on house arrest as she awaits a new trial.