Florida Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Controversial Warning Shot Case | CNN.com | 5/11/12

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(CNN) — A a judge sentenced Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband. Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law to derail the prosecution, but a jury in March convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation.

Alexander was offered a plea bargain that would have resulted in a three-year prison sentence, but Alexander chose to take the case to a jury trial, where a conviction would carry a mandatory sentence under a Florida law known as “10-20-life.”

For full article see: Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in controversial warning shot case – CNN.com.

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