Stand Your Ground

Fla. Woman in Stand-Your-Ground Case Remains Free on Bond

Sheriff's department warned they're giving her too much leeway to travel

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A judge says the Jacksonville woman awaiting trial in a controversial "stand your ground" case can remain free on bond.

But The Florida Times-Union reports Circuit Judge James Daniel made it clear Friday that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office made an error in giving Marissa Alexander too much leeway to leave home while she was on home detention.

Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei said Alexander violated terms of the home detention, which prohibited her from leaving her house except to go to court appearances, and for medical emergencies and to satisfy any requirements of the program. She was out on $200,000 bail, posted in November, after getting a new trial. She was denied immunity under Florida's self-defense law and sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in the air during a fight with her husband, Rico Gray.

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