JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Duval County Jail said that the woman accused of shooting at her husband and was later denied a 'stand your ground' petition, was released on bond and is now on home detention, WJXT reports.
The case began in August 2010 when Marissa Alexander was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault. Court records show she got into an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, who, according to police reports, then shoved her.
Her defense said she fired a warning shot at Gray while he was with their two children. Prosecutors argued that Alexander fired a shot directly at Gray and the two children, endangering them.
In her original trial on the charge, a judge denied her 'Stand Your Ground' petition, saying it didn't apply because she left the house and willingly returned with the gun.
According to Alexander's lawyer, Bruce Zimet Judge Daniel granted a motion for pretrial release Wednesday. She was released on $200,000 bond and is on house arrest, with a GPS monitoring device. Zimet expects Alexander to remain out of jail until her hearing. Here are the conditions of Alexander's bond, according to the Duval County Clerk of Courts website:
- Remain under supervision of pretrial services program (PSP) or its designated service provider, the Community Transitions Center (CTC) of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, at all times who will monitor her compliance
- Subject to electronic monitoring through the CTC at all times
- Remain on home detention until completion of her case and not allowed to leave her home except for court appearances, medical emergencies, and to satisfy any requirements of PSP or the CTC
- Report for all required court appearances and all required appointments with the PSP or its designated service provider
- Cannot change her residence without getting it approved by the PSP or its designated service provider
- Cannot have contact with Rico Gray Sr.
- nor communicate by any means with parties involved in the original case
- Has to 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 will be facilitated by a third party
- Cannot possess firearms and there can't be any firearms in her home at any time during her pretrial release
- Cannot drink alcohol or take drugs that aren't prescribed by a doctor
- Must abide by all rules and regulations for the PSP and the CTC, including random drug testing
- Subject to all reporting requirements for the CTC and PSP
- Subject to home searches without a warrant by CTC officers, or any JSO officer conducting a search at the direction of CTC personnel, to ensure compliance with her pretrial release conditions
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