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Marissa Alexander released on bond

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A woman who was granted another trial challenging Florida's "stand your ground" law was released from jail on bond.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions reported Jacksonville, Fla. NBC affiliate WTLV.

According to WTLV, Alexander's conditions include to remain under the supervision of the pretrial services program at all times and is subject to electronic monitoring through the CTC at all times.

Alexander's bond was set at a total of $200,009 for three separate charges.

"Praise The Lord! Marissa was released late last night and is now home with her children," Marissa's step-mother Karen Jenkins told WIS. "Thank you all for all of you prayers and support! Please keep the prayers going, the retrial is set for March 31st."

Alexander, who is a licensed weapons holder, says she took a stand against her abusive husband at their home 2 years ago.

Alexander's lawyers argued the controversial "stand your ground" law in this case, but a judge said Alexander had other options and could have escaped out of a window or front door instead of what happened.

According to court documents, Alexander's husband, Rico Gray, had a history of domestic violence toward her and other women. They were married in mid-May and had a child together.

In August 2010, court documents say Alexander got her gun from her glove compartment and fired a warning shot in her ceiling following one particular abuse incident. No one was hurt, but she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Alexander had a protection order out against Gray before the incident.

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