Marissa Alexander bond hearing postponed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman who tried to use the 'stand your ground' law in her defense will be back in court, but not until next week.
Marissa Alexander was due to appear for a bond hearing on Friday. The hearing has been postponed to Nov. 13.
Her story began in 2010, and has garnered national attention since.
During a dispute with her husband, Alexander said she fired a warning shot into a wall. She claimed her husband was threatening her and abusive. Her two stepchildren were nearby at the time of the shooting.
The State Attorney's Office said Alexander's defense under "stand your ground" was denied because a judge found she fired the shot in anger and not in fear.
She was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
An appeals court in September ordered a new trial because the judge did not properly instruct the jury.
The new trial is expected to begin at the end of March.
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