Marissa Alexander’s Sentence Could Triple in ‘Warning-Shot’ Case—#FreeMarissa —HERE IS HOW TO HELP
A Jacksonville woman whose case generated outrage when she was sentenced to 20 years in prison may end up behind bars for 60 years for the same crime.
The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years, essentially a life sentence, if it succeeds in convicting her for a second time for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children. Her trial is scheduled to begin on July 28.
Alexander, 33, was previously convicted in 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Circuit Judge James Daniel under the state’s 10-20-life law. Daniel actually imposed three separate 20-year sentences on Alexander but ordered that they be served concurrently, which meant Alexander would get out in 20 years.
TO THE PRESS
March 1, 2014
From: Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign
Angela Corey Aims to Increase Marissa Alexander Sentence to 60 Years;
Outrageous Targeting of Alexander Impacts All Women and Their Right to Self Defense
Demonstrating a stunning abuse of power, Florida State Prosecutor, Angela Corey, announced that she aims to increase the prison sentence for Marissa Alexander from 20 to 60 years in the upcoming July 28th trial. In 2012, Alexander – an African American mother of three in Jacksonville, Florida — was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years for firing a warning shot upwards into a wall to defend her life from her abusive estranged husband. She caused no injuries. Alexander successfully appealed the unjust trial and was granted a new trial. In November 2013, after serving nearly three years in prison, she was released on bond to home detention until her new trial.
UPDATE: Wiki on the Prosecutor, Angela Corey. Who was also involved in other recent high profile cases including those involving George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn.
You can also ask Governor Scott of Florida to END THIS INSANITY and pardon Marissa.
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