Rep. Corrine Brown praised an appeals court decision granting Marissa Alexander a new trial on Thursday, saying she was "thrilled" that the 32-year-old mother will be given a new chance to defend herself.
The State Attorney's Office called Thursday ruling a legal technicality. Now, the State Attorney's Office said when they retry Marissa Alexander's case they'll present much of the same case they did the first time.
Jacksonville NAACP President Isaiah Rumlin was instrumental in getting appellate lawyers Mike Dowd of New York and Bruce Zimet of Fort Lauderdale involved in the appeal of Marissa Alexander's case. It paid off.