JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The retrial of Marissa Alexander has been tentatively set for December 1 as the court awaits action from Governor Rick Scott (R-Florida).
Alexander, 33, 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 released on home detention.
Currently, the defense team for the Jacksonville woman is seeking a "Stand Your Ground" hearing ahead of her retrial that was slated to begin July 28.
The law grants immunity from prosecution if it is found a person used deadly force out of fear for their life.
One prior attempt by Alexander to receive a "Stand Your Ground" hearing was denied.see more at firstcoastnews.com