3 Her story has become national news. Now NEXT Friday -- a Jacksonville woman .. Marissa Alexander ... will find out if she'll get a chance to get out of jail before her NEW trial starts. Today...Alexander appeared before a judge for the first time since an appeals court overturned her conviction for firing a shot in the direction of her husband and children. Her supporters, who rallied at the courthouse, argue she pulled the trigger to protect herself. Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron is joining us LIVE from downtown to tell us about two important dates set by the judge .. Kumasi. 3 3 00-1016-2250-551'16-1'23KUMASI PACKAGE: TAKE NAT: 153013-17 "When do we want it? NOW! Let's make some noise!!" From Miami, to the steps of the Duval County Jail this group of domestic violence survivors says they made long drive for Marissa Alexander and women across the country.MARCIA OLIVO/SISTERHOOD OF SURVIVORS CLIP 0025NP 151051-11:04 "It was important for us to be here today because the message sends to survivors of domestic violence is that the criminal justice system doesn't work for them. 11:00 that the system doesn't support survivors of domestic violence. They came to support Alexander as she made her first appearance before a judge since an appeals court overturned her conviction for firing a shot in the direction of her husband and children in 2010. She claimed it was in self-defense, but a judge denied her Stand Your Ground petition.Her pretrial process is starting over.Alexander stood by her attorney as he asked the judge for a trial date, which was set for March 31st, and a bond hearing, set for next Friday, November 8th. BRUCE ZIMET/DEFENSE ATTORNEY 151443-54 My guess is the state is going to ask for the status quo before as it was before the first trial and it's our challenge to convince the judge that the circumstances have changed that she should be able to get a bond now. Alexander was originally released on bail after the incident but it was revoked months later after she went to her husband's house and assaulted him, even though she had been told by a judge to stay away from him. TAKE NAT: 15:17:57-18:00 "Today we stand for all of the organizations nationwide..." One by one speakers from groups all across the region and state spoke out against Alexander being charged at all. Many were hoping they would be dropped.ANTHONY HEARD/FREE MARISSA NOW 153059-09 The reality that they set a bond date and a trial date kind of hurt. We were really leaning toward her getting it dismissed.Granted it was not a surprise.TAKE PREPRO: The State Attorneys office is holding it's position saying it, "has no intention of dropping the very serious charges against the defendant. The SAO will continue to pursue justice for our two child victims and their father who were endangered by the shot the defendant fired at them. A bond hearing is set for November 8th - the SAO opposes the release of the defendant." 3 Did her attorney say whether he will try a stand your ground defense again?