3 She's been in jail, serving a 20 year sentence after a judge rejected her stand your ground defense. Now, Marissa Alexander is getting a new trial. An appellate court says there was a fundamental error in jury instructions in the case. The jury convicted Alexander of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for firing what she called a "warning shot" at her husband. Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron spoke with attorneys on both sides, as well as Alexander's supporters. 3 3 00-0557-1:021:06-1:111:25- 1:30Just over a year served on a 20 year sentence, Marissa Alexander gets another chance. In an opinion, a First District Court of Appeal judge said the trial court, PRE-PRO "Abused it's discretion in giving a self-defense instruction to the jury that, among other things, improperly shifted the burden to her to establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mr. Gray was committing or was about to commit an aggravated battery when she discharged her pistol." ALETA ALSTON- TOURE/FREE MARISSA NOW 23:34:53-55 "We are overwhelmed excitedly." Aleta Alston-Toure with Free Marissa Now says it's welcome news, after months of protests; Marches through downtown Jacksonville, and even Reverend Jesse Jackson visiting Alexander in jail. Alexander thanked her supporters through her attorney after learning about her conviction reveral and PRE- PRO "expressed her gratitude for today's decision as well as her continued confidence in the judicial systems' ability to correct mistakes." Alston Toure spoke with Alexander's mother just after the ruling. ALETA ALSTON-TOURE/FREE MARISSA NOW 22:44:24-30 She's happy she's excited she knows she's a strong believer in God. ) 23:45:15-22 "Mrs.Jenkins says to me, 'It's all going to come to the light. She said, 'Hit the iron while its hot but God has the last word." And this case is far from over. KUMASI AARON/DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE The state attorney office says reversals are not unusual and they're prepared to try this case again. They say they don't expect it to be any more challenging the second time around. The State Attorney's office says are not planning to appeal the opinion as of right now. And a possibility of a plea deal, an option for Alexander the first time around, will is still a possibility.RICH MANTEI/STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE 235031-42 "We rarely sort of just just say absolutely never or anything like that but I would say that we try to be reasonable with everyone. I don't see any reason to treat this case any differently.Once the opinion becomes final Alexander will be transferred back to the Duval County jail. In Downtown Jacksonville, Kumasi Aaron, Channel 4, The Local Station.