Well, Marissa Alexander simply can’t bring her self to abide by the orders of a court, according to a story from First Coast News (FCN), Florida.

The last time she was out on bail, and under a restraining order to stay away from her estranged husband, she met with him to (successfully) induce him to execute a false affidavit favorable to her defense (an affidavit he quickly retracted).

One of the conditions of her current bail is that she is under home detention, and may not leave except for very limited circumstances. Daily errands are not on that list of limited circumstances, yet seem to have appeared sufficient justification to Marissa.

State Attorney Angela Corey alleges that Marissa has left her home on numerous times merely to run errands, a violation of her conditions of bail.

Angela Corey, Florida State Prosecutor

Angela Corey, Florida State Prosecutor

Accordingly, Corey is seeking to have Alexander’s bail revoked. A hearing on this motion will be held this Friday at 9am.

Clearly, this behavior is not conducive to a re-offering of any kind of plea agreement to Alexander. If she goes to trial, it seems all but certain that she’ll receive another guilty verdict, based on the facts in evidence.

Short-sighted, indeed.

(h/t @AmyA1A)

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.