FL Mother Receives 20 Year Prison Sentence For Firing Warning Shot

May 17 2012
by GSL Staff
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This is an interesting case in which a FL mother, who fired a warning shot at her alledegly abusive husband, was ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison. The prosecutor on the case is the same state appointed Special Prosecutor on the Trayvon Martin case.

Last Friday, Jacksonville mother Marissa Alexander was sentenced by a Florida judge to 20 years in prison for firing what she says was a “warning shot” into the wall after a physical altercation with her husband, Rico Gray.

Interestingly if the woman had shot her allegedly abusive husband rather than firing a warning shot, she would probably be free right now. The sentence has to do with state minimum sentencing guidelines.

Read more at the link below.

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