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.