No "Stand your ground" for Florida mom: Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, is facing a mandatory 20 years behind bars for killing her abusive ex-husband, CNN reports. She had pinned her hopes for freedom on a motion for a new trial; that motion was denied Thursday in a Florida courtroom.
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Zimmerman is a free man after killing a child while Marissa is in prison for protecting herself and killing no one! Marissa Alexander Files For Appeal Via The Grio reports: Last spring, Alexander was sentenced to a mandatory 20-year Read Post
Finally some good news out of Florida! Marissa Alexander, the black woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun to keep her abusive husband at bay despite the same Florida Stand Your Ground law that helped Read Post
We don’t understand how the state allows criminals like George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony to run around free while putting a woman who hasn’t killed or even injured anyone behind bars for 20 years. Marissa Alexander, the 31-year-ol... Read Post