FL State Attorney Angela Corey’s Office Trying to Throw Marissa Alexander Back in Jail

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FL State Attorney Angela Corey’s Office Trying to Throw Marissa Alexander Back in Jail

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s office is trying to put Marissa Alexander back behind bars over alleged  violations of her bond conditions. They claim she “repeatedly flouted” her home detention bond conditions by running various, such as visiting a bank, shopping for clothes and transporting family members to various destinations, MSNBC reports.

“She continues to demonstrate her utter disregard for conforming her behavior to the rules of others (including other defendants granted bond by the courts) must abide by,” the motion filed by Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei read.

But Alexander’s attorney fired back with their own motion, insisting the Jacksonsville Sheriff’s Office, tasked with overseeing her bond, had signed off on every trip she took.

“Unfortunately, the State of Florida, knowing that [her corrections officer] had authorized and given Marissa Alexander permission for each of the trips and stops alleged by the State to be wilful violations of Marissa Alexander’s bond, failed to include those exonerative facts in its application to this Court,” attorney Bruce Zimet wrote in his motion.

“No justification supports the state’s failure to include in its motion to modify and revoke bond the fact that every activity alleged to be a violation of bond had been approved by the agency charged with the responsibility of supervising Marissa Alexander’s bond,” Zimet added. “Obviously, including those omitted facts would expose the frivolity of the state’s motion.” Source: MSNBC

Marissa Alexander’s attorney begs to differ:

“Unfortunately, the State of Florida, knowing that [her corrections officer] had authorized and given Marissa Alexander permission for each of the trips and stops alleged by the State to be willful violations of Marissa Alexander’s bond, failed to include those exonerative facts in its application to this Court,” attorney Bruce Zimet wrote in his motion.

“No justification supports the state’s failure to include in its motion to modify and revoke bond the fact that every activity alleged to be a violation of bond had been approved by the agency charged with the responsibility of supervising Marissa Alexander’s bond,” Zimet added. “Obviously, including those omitted facts would expose the frivolity of the state’s motion.”

For whatever reason, Angela Corey likes to overcharge her cases and that’s exactly what she did to Marissa Alexander, who was a documented victim of domestic violence. She was released on bond last November while she awaits a retrial on her conviction of aggravated assault for firing a warning shot at her then-husband Rico Gray.

Marissa Alexander’s bond hearing is scheduled for Friday to determine whether or not bond will be revoked. If revoked, she will be jailed while awaiting retrial.

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