Marissa Alexander Wins a “Do-Over” in Florida “Self-Defense” Case

In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was convicted of aggravated assault for having fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two children. Under Florida’s “10-20-Life” law she received the mandatory 20-year-sentence for having fired a gun in the commission of a felony. We wrote about the Alexander case here some weeks ago–-The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either–-following increased attention it received in the aftermath of the Zimmerman acquittal. Today, Florida’s 1st District …

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