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.
The 9 Events That Led To Marissa Alexander's "Reverse Trayvon" Controversy
When Marissa Alexander was charged with firing a gun in front of her allegedly abusive husband, she tried to use Florida's Stand Your Ground law as a defense — just like George Zimmerman. But for her, it didn't work. Now some are asking if her case is a "reverse Trayvon" situation.