Good News! Court Upheld Marissa Alexander’s Bond

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January 10, 2014 ‐ By

Marissa Alexander

Earlier this week, we told you that Florida’s State Attorney, Angela Corey, submitted a petition to revoke Marissa Alexander’s bond. Corey claimed that Alexander ran errands while she was on house arrest, violating the conditions of her home detention release. But today, the court upheld Alexander’s release and she will not have to go back to prison while she awaits her second trial.

Alexander’s legal team was able to prove that a Service counselor, who supervised Marissa’s house, approved every trip and asserted that Alexander was not in violation of the terms of her release.

Many, including the “Free Marissa Now,” group believe that Corey’s actions are yet another example of the harassment Alexander has received since the beginning of her case. One member of the group, Aleta Slton-Touré said, “While we are relieved that Corey’s motion was denied, we must ask the question, why is Angela Corey targeting rather than supporting Marissa Alexander, a victim of domestic violence who defended her life after her husband strangled her and threatened to have her killed?”

Good question, indeed.

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  • Nehes Ba’a Rayay

    THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

  • currvalicious

    That Angela Corey is a hot mess! As if she really tried to prosecute Zimmerman. right ok. thank goodness her bond was upheld. This woman isn’t a fool she’s a college educated mother of 3, she wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize her freedom at this point. Idk what Corey’s doing, but she needs to have a seat & rest herself.

  • Necie

    This case should have never went to Trial! She is the victim.
    Florida is a state i will not be traveling too! It is not safe it seems for Black Americans.

    I with Stevie Wonder to Boycott Florida; it is Dangerous for Black Americans.

    All Shade and Side-Eye

  • Letty Smith-Smoak

    Same Angela Corey office that poorly prosecuted George Zimmerman, I pray she ge a fair trial. Cant be trusted

  • Nyomi

    Im glad that she’s home!! ❤

  • Guest

    Well, to bring some clarity to the situation, the shooting for which this woman was in jail took place when she violated a protective order (I believe) and went to the home of her now ex-husband. Her situation is precarious, and if ANYTHING happens again while she is out of bond will be a serious problem for the state, so they are going to be extra vigilant especially given the attention this case has received.

    • soisaid

      go back and do your research

    • Trina

      Yea you are way off! I agree you need to do some research.

    • Necie

      Guest i bet you Guess your opinion, because no way you have been following this story in the Headlines!
      D.V. victims who are of color don’t stand a chance with people who have a mind set like you Guest or coward!

      Get a Clue!!!!!

    • hollyw

      Ummm I thought she broke the protective order that was granted to her ex while she was out on bail for the initial incident (the warning shot). The protective order came AFTER she was charged, not before…

  • coolyfett

    Duuuuuuuuuval

  • Barbara Bryant

    I will be so happy when this all over. She shouldn’t never been charged anyway

  • Jan

    Praise God ! i wish they would leave her alone