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Marissa Alexander Fares Poorly In “Warning Shot” Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:30pm 10/21/2014 at 1:30pm

The Marissa Alexander defense team had a terrible, awful, very bad day yesterday in a pre-trial evidentiary hearing.  Much evidence that would have been favorable to their case was excluded by the trial judge, and the remaining evidence left undecided also seems unlikely to be admitted. The hearing was live-tweeted and...

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Three Weird Myths About Marissa Alexander That People Think Are True

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:35am 10/11/2014 at 10:35am

Marissa Alexander was back in the news, as her lawyers try to preclude state prosecutors from getting truthful but damaging evidence against her before the jury (details on this below). With her trial now only about 6 weeks away, the misinformation machinery will be spinning up to top speed. As a...

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No Second Self-Defense Immunity Hearing for Marissa Alexander

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:40am 7/21/2014 at 11:40am

Marissa Alexander has been denied a second shot at a self-defense immunity hearing (often incorrectly referred to as a “Stand-Your-Ground’ hearing), reports by First Coast News.

Under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute (

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One Way Florida’s “Warning Shot” Bill Could Help Marissa Alexander

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00pm 6/27/2014 at 1:00pm

A couple of days ago I posted up a piece re: Florida’s passage of its “warning shot” bill and the prospects for that bill helping the case of Marissa Alexander.

Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

I neglected, however, to point out one particular facet of Florida’s new law...

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Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:50am 6/24/2014 at 11:50am

It was with considerable astonishment that I read the following headline in an ABC news post:

Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Fl...

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Marissa Alexander’s Desperate Efforts for Self-Defense Immunity Hearing Delayed Again

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:30am 6/11/2014 at 8:30am

Marissa Alexander was back in court today for a pre-trial hearing on whether she will be granted yet another shot at self-defense immunity under Florida statute FL 776.032: Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.  

In what has become an all too familiar pattern in this case,...

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Upcoming Florida Sup Ct ruling on 10-20-Life sentences may seal Marissa Alexander’s fate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00am 6/9/2014 at 7:00am

Sometimes “seeing the sausage get made” is just no fun at all.

This past week the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that hinges on whether sentences under 10-20-Life must be served consecutively, or whether sentencing judges have the discretion to order these served concurrently.

With a backdrop of often...

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Will Marissa Alexander get second shot at Self-Defense Immunity?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:30pm 5/16/2014 at 3:30pm

Well, three hours of a pre-trial hearing on whether Marissa Alexander should be permitted yet another pre-trial self-defense immunity hearing wrapped up this morning. Rather than bury the lede, here’s the bottom line.

No decision.

Instead, Judge James Daniel elected to schedule still another pre-trial hearing on whether Marissa Alexander should be permitted...

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Marissa Alexander Wants “Do-Over” On Her Stand-Your-Ground Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:30pm 4/2/2014 at 7:30pm

Marissa Alexander appeared in court today as part of a pre-trial hearing in preparation for her re-trial on three counts of aggravated assault. The re-trial is scheduled to begin July 28, with jury selection to begin a week prior.

Prior to that, however, it appears that there will be a May 16...

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Angela Corey Reminds FL Legislators of Facts of Marissa Alexander Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:23pm 3/19/2014 at 7:23pm

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey today sent an email to Florida legislators for the stated purpose of informing them of the facts of the Marissa Alexander “warning shot” case in case they are asked about it by constituents.  The email includes an attachment that outlines the facts of the case, all...

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Marissa Alexander May See Sentence Triple to 60 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:35pm 3/4/2014 at 7:35pm

An interesting quirk of Florida sentencing procedures has reared its head in the Marissa Alexander case, and will almost certainly impact the sentencing of Michael Dunn on March 24, as well.  The issue:  can the multiple convictions under Florida’s infamous “10-20-Life” statute be sentenced concurrently–served in parallel with each other–or sentenced...

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Marissa Alexander “Warning Shot” Re-Trial Delayed To July

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:40pm 1/30/2014 at 5:40pm

Florida news outlets — including First Coast News — are reporting  today that Marissa Alexander has had her re-trial delayed until July 28.

The re-trial had been scheduled to being in March.  The delay was the result of a motion by the defense.

Given that it seems most unlikely any new evidence or legal...

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Sheriff’s Office Takes the Heat for Marissa Alexander Bail Kerfuffle

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:05pm 1/11/2014 at 2:05pm

Based on reporting from the Florida Times-Union, it appears that Circuit Court Judge James Daniel has determined that it was the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office that is responsible for this past week’s kerfuffle over the  relaxed enforcement of Marissa Alexander’s home detention.

In a column updated today journalist Larry Hannan reports:

Correctional service counselor [CPC]...

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Marissa Alexander Remains on Bail, Under Tightened Conditions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:08pm 1/10/2014 at 12:08pm

Marissa Alexander will remain free on bail, ruled Circuit Judge James Daniel, albeit under tightens rules of release to account for the fact that “mistakes were made”.

The State, in the form of Andrea Corey’s State Prosecutors office, had filed a motion this past Monday to have Alexander’s bail revoked. They argued...

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To Revoke, or Not To Revoke: Marissa Alexander Bail Hearing Tomorrow

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:02pm 1/9/2014 at 7:02pm

Marissa Alexander will learn on Friday if her current bail and home detention will be allowed to continue, or if it will be revoked, sending her back to jail until her re-trial.

Alexander is currently on bail following her earlier conviction for aggravated assault with a handgun and the resulting mandatory minimum...

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Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:28pm 1/6/2014 at 8:28pm

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)...

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Marissa Alexander Released on Bail

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 2:10pm 11/28/2013 at 2:10pm

Marissa Alexander has been released on bail, according to widespread news reports.  The conditions of her release are stringent, although not overly so for someone who has never been a very appropriate candidate for pre-(re-)-trial release.  Alexander had been previously convicted of aggravated assault with firearm enhancement under Florida’s 10-20-Life law,...

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