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Dozens of supporters rally for Florida mother

October 31, 2013
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — About 50 people representing domestic violence survivors rallied in front of the Duval County Courthouse in support of Marissa Alexander, whose aggravated assault with a handgun conviction and subsequent 20-year sentence was recently overturned.

Alexander appeared in a Duval County courthouse Thursday for a bond hearing.

Her supporters had hoped she would be released since an appeals court recently overturned the conviction.

Alexander's attorney, Bruce A. Zimet, said after the hearing that the case will go to trial again and he had not expected prosecutors to drop the charge. A judge set a bond hearing for Nov. 8 and Zimet hopes Alexander, who has spent two years in prison, will be granted bail. Jury drawing for her trial was set to begin March 31.



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