JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County Circuit Court Judge James Daniel has made a major ruling in the high-profile retrial of a Jacksonville woman.
According to online court records, Daniel on Friday, July 18 issued an order denying a supplemental evidentiary hearing on "Stand Your Ground" immunity for Marissa Alexander, 33.
Alexander is out of jail on bond facing 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.
The SAO's statement:
"The State stands ready to take this case to trial and seek justice for our two child victims and their father."
Defense attorneys had argued previously they could apply Florida's recently updated SYG legislation that was signed by Governor Rick Scott.
Alexander was denied SYG immunity during her initial trial.
Statement from Attorney Buddy Schulz:
"We have received Judge Daniel's order and we're in the process of reviewing his decision. We deeply appreciate his time and thought that Judge Daniel continues to give to the numerous, complex and difficult issues in Marissa's case."