News: Marissa Alexander sentenced to 20 years for standing her ground.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

31-year-old Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing warning shots near her abusive husband, Rico Gray and his two sons. She claimed that her husband had been abusing her for nearly a year, in some instances, choking and punching her. Marissa was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She thought she was protected by Florida’s stand your ground law, but the court didn’t think it applied in this case.

Read more below:
Florida Mom Who Shot At Abusive Husband Gets 20 Years In Prison
Fla. woman Marissa Alexander gets 20 years for “warning shot”: Did she stand her ground?
Angela Corey lashes out at critics of Marissa Alexander prosecution

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  1. The Microscopic Giant » WTF?: Zimmerman is cleared in the Trayvon Martin shooting.
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    […] Florida state attorney Angela Corey was a part of the prosecution and also responsible for the 20 year incarceration of Marissa Alexander. […]

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