Jacksonville, FL - Marissa Alexander’s attorneys continue their push for Stand Your Ground immunity, and a judge today has set a hearing for arguments around that.
Alexander was denied SYG protection ahead of her first trial for charges of firing what she calls a warning shot in front of her estranged husband and two step-children. Her attorneys say the first hearing was not comprehensive, and they have new evidence that warrants another hearing. Those arguments will be heard May 16th.
The judge also today said there is no inclination for sequestering Alexander’s jury, if the case makes it to trial. Both to prosecution and defense agreed.
Alexander’s conviction was overturned because of “improper jury instructions”. Her trial is currently slated for July.