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WDKX.com » Blog » Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence In Retrial Of 'Warning Shot' Case
Mar 4th 2014 8:03 am
Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence In Retrial Of 'Warning Shot' Case
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children.

Marissa Alexander, 33, was convicted in 2012 on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 20 years -- three counts served concurrently. An appeals court tossed the conviction, saying Circuit Judge James Daniel made a mistake in shifting the burden to Alexander to prove she acted in self-defense.

Read full story:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/marissa-alexander-retrial-triple-sentence_n_4891285.html