Marissa Alexander Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Gun At Her Ceiling

Alexander had invoked Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, like Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, saying she fired a shot at the ceiling to defend herself from an abusive husband. But judges rejected her explanation, and she was given a sentence of 20 years at a hearing today. She plans to appeal.

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