JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -The Jacksonville woman who was previously sentenced to a mandatory 20-year prison sentence for firing what she insisted was a warning shot during a fight with her husband will remain in jail for now.

Following arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys Wednesday, a judge chose not to rule on whether 33-year-old Marissa Alexander should be freed on bail before her new trial. An appeals court ruled in September that the judge in Alexander’s case gave improper jury instructions.

Alexander says she fired a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody was hurt, but the judge in the case said he was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years.

The Florida Times-Union reports that the next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15, and the new trial is set to begin March 31.

4 thoughts on “No Bail For Marissa Alexander, Hearing Set For January

  1. Wonder when is it his time for re-election,he is just doing this because he can, another Texan Judge doing wrong, & yes it is the worst of the worst even Florida is right behind them neck & neck.My prayers goes out to her,that husband needs to be in jail not her. We all know where this is going to end up, hopefully another judge will reside then & not like the two previously were in charge, these judges forgot they too will be judged. People have gone crazy with all this hatred & trying to keep us down they do wrong & get away with it. 20yrs for what trying to stay alive.

  2. Ebony52 on said:

    This is just insane for this to be taking place in the 21st Century.So if you fear your life is being threatened you do not have the right to protect yourself at all measures.

  3. A Caldwell on said:

    It seems this Judge is no better than the one that presided over her case previously. Florida’s officials are the worse of the worse when it comes to Africans Americans being treated fairly

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