Marissa Alexander, the young Florida originally sentenced to life imprisonment, is now at home, free on bail. Marissa fired warning shots which did no harm to anyone, when her estranged husband abusively threatened her.
Since she is a female of color she was of course arrested, and convicted of a crime allegedly warranting life.
Numerous protests have been held, and it is not clear from the reports I've seen why the State decidedly to release her on bail.
From CNN: "According to court paperwork filed in Duval County, Florida, Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions and a $150,000 bond.
Alexander will be under electronic monitoring at all times and on home detention until the completion of her case, the documents state.
A campaign supporting Alexander said that she was back home with her family"
The story is by no means over as she is still very enmeshed in the nasty Florida legal system.
But at least there is some good new.