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Marissa Alexander Released On Bond, Under Home Detention


Our news partner News4Jax is reporting Thursday morning that Marissa Alexander was released on bond and is now on home detention.

According to Alexander's lawyer, Judge Daniel granted a motion for pretrial release Wednesday. She was released on $200,000 bond and is on house arrest, with a GPS monitoring device. The attorney expects Alexander to remain out of jail until her hearing.

The case began in August 2010 when Alexander was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault. Court records show she got into an argument with her estranged husband, Ron Gray, who, according to police reports, then shoved her.

Her defense said she fired a warning shot at Gray while he was with their two children. Prosecutors disputed that, saying she fired a shot directly at her Gray and the two children, endangering them.

In her original trial on the charge, a judge denied her 'Stand Your Ground' petition, saying it didn't apply because she left the house and willingly returned with the gun.

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