Prosecutors ask judge to revoke Marissa Alexander's bond

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Marissa Alexander
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Prosecutors are asking a judge to either tighten conditions or revoke bond for a Jacksonville woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a gun to scare her husband.

Marissa Alexander was convicted, despite arguing that her actions were justified under the "Stand your Ground" law.

Alexander claimed she was trying to get away from her abusive husband when she fired a shot into a wall.

Prosecutors said Alexander "repeatedly flouted" her bond limits while awaiting her second trial.

She is only allowed to leave her home for medical emergencies and court appearances.

They said Alexander has been running errands, going on shopping trips and taking relatives to the airport.

An appellate court struck down her 2012 conviction and she was released on $150,000 bail.

Alexander's supporters, including the NAACP and advocates for victims of domestic violence, have compared the case to the trial of George Zimmerman, who recently was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Both cases have brought into question the state's "stand your ground" law, which generally allows people to use deadly force if they feel threatened.

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