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Prosecutors: Marissa Alexander went shopping, ran errands while under house arrest

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Updated: 1/07 6:34 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Prosecutors say Marissa Alexander violated the terms of her pretrial release and should be back in jail, according to the state's motion to modify or revoke her bond.

Alexander, according to court documents obtained by Action News, received "stringent" special conditions as part of her release from jail on Nov. 27, 2013.

The court required Alexander to stay on home detention, and "not be allowed to leave her residence except for court appearances, medical emergencies, and to satisfy any requirements of her pretrial services programs."

"Mere days after being released," authorities say Alexander "flouted" the conditions of her release by shopping for clothes, ferrying family members to and from the hair shop and airport, going to the bank and auto repair shop, getting new glasses and a new driver's license, and going to the office of a former attorney.

"The defendant has not submitted herself to the power of the Court; rather, she continues to demonstrate her utter disregard for conforming her behavior to the rules others must abide by," wrote the State Attorney's Office in its motion.

A hearing on the motion is set for Friday.

Alexander's story became national headlines last year. She tried to use the stand your ground law as a defense in a shooting in 2010. She and her husband had a fight.

Alexander claimed he was abusive and that she fired a gun as a warning shot while her two stepchildren stood nearby.

The State Attorney's Office denied the stand your ground claim because a judge ruled she fired the gun in anger and not in fear.

Alexander, who also refused a plea deal for a 3-year prison term, was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She received the maximum sentence of 20 years.

A Florida appeals court ordered a new trial, ruling the trial judge did not properly instruct the jury handling the case.

Alexander bonded out of jail the day before Thanksgiving last year.

Action News reached out to Alexander’s attorney Tuesday for comment, you can read their response attached to this web story.

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MadameX - 1/8/2014 7:40 PM
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It seems our tax paying dollars could be put to better use than for the SA's office to take up the Court's time with these "nit picking" allegations just because Angela Corey didn't win the battle to keep Alexander in jail until trial time. AC is such an embarrassment to Duval County with her "grandstanding" drama in interviews with the media.

nativejax - 1/8/2014 12:05 PM
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I'M TOTALLY WITH YOU pr12064...Cory needs to GO, she evidently 'picks and chooses' the one she wants to 'railroad' and the ones she doesn't, JUST FOR THE PUBLICITY. She has made herself the JUDGE AND JURY before a TRIAL has even started.

pr12064 - 1/8/2014 7:47 AM
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She may be released Friday because she was granted permission for each trip she took by her supervised Correctional Service Counselor April Wilson. April Wilson will have to answer why she made those authorizations but failed to notify the courts. As I said, SET UP.

pr12064 - 1/8/2014 7:34 AM
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She either had a false sense of security that her movements were approved or they just set her ass up. Based on Jacksonville's judicial system (meeting with the brother-in-law, photo of ex-husband with bruise on face) I bet they set her ass up. However, if the PAPERWORK said I could ONLY GO xxx, I would have kept my ass home with my family. Whatever, needed to be done would have been facilitated by someone else. Don't mess with these PEOPLE in Jacksonville because they will get you.

imtellin - 1/8/2014 7:08 AM
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where she's going, that new license will expire long before she gets out... and with house arrest, what does she think she needs a license for anyway ??? oh yeah, that's right,, she doesn't think the rules apply to her shiny black ash... hair appointment indeed,, there ain't enough beauty in the parlor, dining room, livingroom or kitchen, that could improve on that monkey mug !!! lock her up !!!

LO61903 - 1/7/2014 7:49 PM
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House arrest means you STAY HOME, not go out and get your hair and nails done, and live your life as usual. If she violated the terms, which she KNEW UP FRONT, then she deserves to have her bail revoked.

Realchange - 1/7/2014 3:53 PM
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Meanwhile a guy who intentionally shot someone with road rage and killed them in cold blood is only getting 8 years. How is giving someone firing a warning shot or missed shot if you believe the lying prosecutions office 20 years justice ? The judge in Alexander case practically ordered the jury to convict her in the instructions. Meanwhile murderers are serving less time for much more serious crimes. Jacksonville needs to wake up and boot Corey. It won't happen though she's got form of immunity for doing the federal governments dirty work and lying through her teeth about how good Trayvon Martin was even attempting to conceal and destroy evidence showing Mr. Martins criminal activities. All in order to satisfy Obama at any cost.

nativejax - 1/7/2014 12:46 PM
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Cory, regardless of what she has done since you released her again...WHAT have you done to the ex that ADMITTED to YOU that he had assaulted her constantly and AMDMITTED he was GOING to beat her again the night of the shooting? THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS ON ASSAULT IS 5 YEARS...DO YOUR FREAKIN JOB AND ARREST HIM. She didn't get this stupid and wreckless on her own.
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