MARISSA ALEXANDER, MOM OF A TODDLER AND 11-YEAR OLD TWINS HAD DESPERATELLY CLAIMED “STAND YOUR GROUND” ….

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/marissa-alexander-gets-20_n_1530035.htm

Marissa Alexander Gets 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot (VIDEO)

By MITCH STACY 05/19/12 01:07 PM ET EDT AP

TAMPA, Fla. — Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.

Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander

Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of a toddler and 11-year-old twins, knew it was coming. She had claimed self-defense, tried to invoke Florida’s “stand your ground” law and rejected plea deals that could have gotten her a much shorter sentence. A jury found her guilty as charged: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Because she fired a gun while committing a felony, Florida’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence.

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