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11/15/2014 10:20 am ET Updated Nov 15, 2014

Judge to Allow Prior Abuse Allegations in Marissa Alexander Trial

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In a move that could bolster 34-year-old Marissa Alexander’s case, a judge ruled this week that evidence prior alleged acts of domestic violence against other women by her estranged husband would be allowed at her December trial, First Coast News reports.

Circuit Judge James Daniel on Wednesday stipulated certain conditions in the ruling, including requiring Alexander to testify about Rico Gray’s abusive treatment, the news service writes. Her testimony would set the stage for defense attorneys to call an ex-wife and two former girlfriends of Gray—all of whom say he was abusive and whom Gray previously admitted abusing, the report says

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