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Marissa Alexander's lawyer says she didn't violate her bail agreement

Lawyer for Marissa Alexander has responded to Florida State Attorney’s motion to modify or revoke the bail of his client for leaving her home—which violates her bond agreement.

In the official response filed Tuesday, her defense team, which includes lawyer Bruce A. Zimet, wrote that the “defendant Marissa Danielle Alexander” did not violate her bail agreement and had gotten permission from the court to leave her residence.

According to the document submitted, Alexander is being “supervised by Correctional Service Counselor April Wilson (Wilson CSC), who has been a Jacksonville Sheriff’s employee for over 17 years.”

It further stated that Wilson was interviewed by the State Attorney’s Office and provided the following information concerning his client Marissa Alexander’s bond.

1.Marissa Alexander requested permission from CSC Wilson for every trip described in State’s motion to revoke or modify and revoke bond.

2.Marissa Alexander requested permission from CSC Wilson for each stop described in the State’s motion to modify and revoke bond.

3.CSC Wilson authorized and gave Alexander permission for each trip described in the State’s motion to modify and revoke bond.

4.CSC Wilson authorized and gave Alexander permission for each stop described in the State’s motion to modify and revoke bond.

5.CSC Wilson provided the State Attorney’s Office with the basis for each of her decisions to authorize and permit Marissa Alexander’s travel and stops described in the State’s motion to modify and revoke bond.

6.Marissa Alexander has complied with all conditions of her bond and is not in violation of her bond.

Alexander’s lawyer continued to accuse State Attorney Angela Corey of deliberately ignoring what CSC Wilson had to say about the defendant leaving her home.

“Unfortunately, the State of Florida knowing that April Wilson Marissa Alexander’s Correctional Service Counselor, 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 the court,” the document read.

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Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband in 2010, was granted a new trial and released from prison on $200,009 bail Nov. 27, 2013.

A hearing to determine whether the 33-year-old mother of three’s bail should be revoked, will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. Her new trial starts March 31.

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Florida State Attorney moves to revoke bail for Marissa Alexander, citing violation of conditions