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Marissa Alexander to remain free on bond with tighter restrictions

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Updated: 1/10 6:30 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marissa Alexander will be allowed to stay out of jail and remain on bond, but with tighter restrictions, a judge ruled today.

The State Attorney's office wrote in a motion to revoke her bond, arguing she violated the terms of her pretrial release by running errands while on home detention.

Prosecutors argued at a hearing Friday morning the bond order was "clear and specific," and none of Alexander's excursions complied.

April Wilson, a JSO employee, told the judge she believed she was following a court order in letting Alexander go shopping.  Wilson said she approved the shopping trip because Alexander needed appropriate clothes for court.  Wilson also said she gave Alexander permission to run errands to the bank, airport and eye doctor, saying she makes a judgment call when defendants ask to go places.

Alexander's attorney said his client had no reason to believe the permission given to her by Wilson went outside the scope of the rules for her bond.

The judge said Alexander did not violate the terms of her bond, but did say mistakes were made.  A supplemental order will be issued to tighten the rules of release.

Alexander is awaiting a new trial in her aggravated assault case, in which she received a 20-year prison sentence. She is accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his children. A Florida appeals court ordered a new trial, ruling the trial judge did not properly instruct the jury handling the case.

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king kaos - 1/10/2014 2:21 PM
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REalchange, you are spot on... Cory is nothing more than a thug herself and cannot make a "right call" to save her life. She was in fact the one that decided to go after Zimmerman after she saw and knew ALL of the evidence in the case, and not only go after him, go after him on a charge he would NEVER be convicted on. Lets not forget the IT guy she fired for telling the truth either, he was supposed to lie for her I guess? With that kind of BS going on how can ANYONE trust her on ANY of her descions??? She is a demon incarnate and lies, cheats and steals to get her ugly face plastered in any media she can. Now the thing that makes NO sense to me is the fact the husband, the one that was SHOT AT in this case, testified that he WAS in FACT being abusive the night of this incident!!! HOW CAN IT GO ANY FURTHER??? WHEN THE VIC IS ON THE SIDE OF THE DEFENSE, WHAT CAN THE STATE POSSIBLY HAVE FROM THERE? Oh yeah, again we cannot look at it from a legal, moral or logical standpoint... not when Animal Angela "Ape Face" Cory is involved. GET HER OUT OF JAX IMMEDIATELY, the rest of the legal system here is actually not terrible(compared to most)... Also Marissa, DONT GIVE HER A REASON, the darn COURT\STATE APPOINTED "watchperson" TOLD YOU THAT IT WAS FINE TO DO THIS STUFF, after BTW, SHE ASKED and CORY STILL CAME AFTER YOU. Head and butt down lady, or Ape Lady will take them BOTH off and she doesnt need a reason or ANY proof\evidence... just sayin...

Realchange - 1/10/2014 2:01 PM
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This is insane they going after her like she murdered someone in cold rage from a car incident. Opps they only gave that guy 8 years, but want give her 20 years for warning her husband stay the hell away from me I had enough of your physical abuse. Then Corey has the nerve to be writing articles for the Justice Coalition about the deciding factors in murder trials to seek death penalty. This is the same prosecutor that found out about the so called innocent Trayvon Martin wanting a street gun after kid in school snitched on him in his own text words. He has not bled enough for me. How the hell does Jacksonville clean up it prosectuors or is this kind Nazi behavior what all the citizens want?

nativejax - 1/10/2014 12:04 PM
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Thank you Judge, now Marissa, STAY HOME,read your Bible and keep your priorities will all be over soon.
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