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Florida Prosecutor Wants To Send Marissa Alexander Back To Prison

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By: Britt L

It seems as if this innocent mother just can’t catch a break.

First Coast News reports Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has filed a motion to revoke the bond of  Marissa Alexander, claiming she violated conditions stipulated in her parole by running errands.

The 33-year-old mother of three from Jacksonville, Florida has spent the last two years of her life behind bars for a domestic violence dispute that resulted in her firing warning shots off at her estranged abusive husband, Rico Gray, Sr. in May of 2012.

Gray openly admitted in court that he would have hurt Alexander if their children were not present during the incident.

“If my kids wouldn’t have been there, I probably would have put my hand on her,” admitted Gray to Alexander’s attorney.

Alexander, who was licensed to carry the gun, was sentenced to a 20 year bid in prison for the incident after declining a 3-year plea deal offered by Prosecutor Corey.

A new bond hearing scheduled for Alexander was set to November 13. Due to errors in the jury instructions, the hearing was pushed back to January 15, 2014.

Alexander was granted a pretrial release on November 27 after agreeing to a number of conditions listed:

• Remain under the supervision of the pretrial services program at all times.
• Subject to electronic monitoring through the CTC at all times.
• Remain on home detention until completion of her case and will be allowed to leave her residence except for court appearances, medical emergencies and to satisfy any requirements of PSP or the CTC.
• Report all required court appearances and all required appointments with her PSP or its designated service provider.
• Alexander cannot change her residence without prior notice and approval by the PSP or its designated service provider.
• Cannot have contact with, nor communicate by any means with Rico Gray, Sr., Pernell Gray and Rico Gray, Jr.
• Alexander shall abide by all court orders in the divorce proceedings involving Rico Gray, Sr., including all orders that pertain to child custody, exchange of child custody for visitation shall be facilitated by a third party.
• Alexander shall not possess any firearms, nor shall there be any firearms in her residence at any time during her pre-trial release.
• Shall not consume any alcoholic beverage or drug not prescribed by a physician.
• Must abide by all rules and regulations for the PSP and the CTC including random drug testing.
• Alexander shall be subject to warrantless searches of her residence by CTC officers or any JSO officer conducting such a search at the direction of CTC personnel, to ensure compliance with her pre-trial release conditions.

Eric L. Guster, a legal analyst and attorney stated that although the rules for Alexander’s parole seem a bit steep, the conditions are standard for cases like hers.

“Since she has been found guilty once and now may go to trial again, the court has a duty to protect all parties, witnesses and Marissa herself,” said Guster.

“Therefore, the requirements of her bond are similar to those similarly situated.”

On Friday at 9 A.M., a hearing for Corey’s motion against Alexander will take place.

Keep Alexander in your prayers people.