TV News LIES

Sunday, Sep 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Judge orders new trial for Marissa Alexander in Florida self-defence case

Judge orders new trial for Marissa Alexander in Florida self-defence case

E-mail Print PDF

Marissa AlexanderA Florida woman whose controversial conviction and 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at an abusive ex-husband were recently overturned must remain in jail for at least another week, a judge ruled on Thursday.

Marissa Alexander’s supporters had hoped the mother of three would be set free during her first court appearance since an appeals panel set aside the guilty verdict and prison term last month over the August 2010 shooting.

Instead, circuit court judge James Daniel set a bail hearing in Jacksonville for 8 November, and ordered that Alexander, 33, face a new trial to begin on 31 March next year. Hers is one of a number of recent high-profile self-defence cases involving Florida’s stand-your-ground laws and is being pursued by Angela Corey, the state attorney who put George Zimmerman on trial for murder this summer over the February 2012 killing of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

Several dozen of Alexander’s supporters were at the courthouse on Thursday to protest against the decision to keep her in prison and to put the case before a new jury instead of letting her walk free.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Russia hacked 21 states On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their...

Major U.S. Detention Center Sued for ‘Exploiting’ Detainees

Washington State Attorney Bob Ferguson Furthering his reputation as a crusader on immigration issues, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is taking...

DeVos drops Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes

Betsy DeVosU.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Friday her department was issuing new interim guidelines to...

10 arrested in Florida patient-brokering scheme

ten lawyers arrested Five Florida attorneys and five of their accomplices are accused in a patient-brokering scheme that brought...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!