Black Woman Jailed For Firing Warning Shot Free On Bond For Thanksgiving
Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman jailed after reportedly firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been freed from prison on bond based on certain conditions. Alexander is still awaiting trial in the “stand your ground” case, but she was able to spend the holidays with her children for the first time in three years.
First Coast News reported on the release of Alexander, who went home Wednesday (Nov. 27) night just in time for Thanksgiving.
From First Coast News:
Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court.
Alexander’s bond was set at a total of $200,009 for three separate charges.
Thanksgiving morning, officials from the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign issued a statement that First Coast News published on their site.
“We are thrilled that Ms. Alexander will be able to prepare for her new trial amid the support and love of her children and family from whom she has been separated far too long,” read a portion of the statement.
Alexander was granted a retrial this September, and her new trial is set for March 31, 2014.