100+ gather for 'Standing Our Ground' concert

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Supporters of Marissa Alexander from all across the nation are in Jacksonville "Standing Our Ground Week".

Alexander faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for firing a gun in a home. She's accused of shooting at her estranged husband and his two children.

"It's a lot of anger rising up inside," said Shabrell Hamilton, who came to a concert benefiting Marissa Alexander at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday evening.

A judge recently denied Marissa Alexander a hearing on "Stand Your Ground" immunity.

"From a personal standpoint, it hurts," Ahynte Heard, an Alexander supporter and an organizer of Sunday's event said.

Alexander is accused of shooting at her estranged husband and his two children. Alexander insists she wasn't trying to hurt anyone, but the prosecution argues her estranged husband or his kids could have been killed.

"We're really hoping that Angela Corey does the right thing and drop the case," Stepnahie Guilloud said.

More than 100 people showed up for the concert, including Stephanie Guilloud. She traveled from Atlanta for this weekends events and brought dozens of youth with her, as part of Project South. Guilloud said she wants to spark change.

"I think we're wanting to see the legal frameworks changed, absolutely. That these laws are not applied differently to different people," she said.

The state attorney's office told previously told FCN

"The state stands ready to take this case to trial and seek justice for our two child victims and their father."

Alexander's supporters say:

"We want her to be released, to be honest. That's the only demand we have," said Heard.

Alexander faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her previous conviction on the charges was overturned on appeal before she was ordered released on home detention.

Jury selection in Alexander's new trial is expected to begin December 1, 2014.

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Corey's office sends Alexander case email to lawmakers

Warning shot bill passes Senate floor

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Marissa Alexander denied Stand Your Ground hearing

Pastor seeks plea deal for Marissa Alexander


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