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Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won't see prison after Florida changes 'Stand Your Ground' law

Source: TBD.com

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(ABC NEWS) - Thirty-three-year-old Marissa Alexander of Florida is "grateful" that she will likely not have to serve 20 years in prison after reportedly firing a warning shot at her allegedly abusive husband, whom she thought was about to attack her. Alexander stood trial for firing a warning shot against her husband on Aug. 1, 2010. Alexander testified that her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the pate ...
Full article at: TBD.com Jun 23 2014, 9:18am CDT
 


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Florida Extends 'Stand Your Ground' To Cover Warning Shots

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Friday an extension of the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, which would cover warning shots. According to Newsy, the bill was written with the case of Marissa Alexander in mind. Alexander, 33, was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing what her defense claimed was a warning shot at the husb ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 22 2014, 8:40am CDT
 

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Gov. Scott Signs “Warning Shot” Bill

Source: CBS Miami

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — With the stroke of a pen Governor Rick Scott has significantly changed the state’s self defense laws. On Friday Scott signed House Bill 89 under which Floridians who threaten to use a gun, or even fire a warning shot, may be able to avoid criminal prosecution. The bill was partially inspired by a Jacksonville woman who was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison after firi ...
Full article at: CBS Miami Jun 20 2014, 2:15pm CDT
 

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