Justice for Marissa Alexander?
Nearly two years after Marissa Alexander made national news for firing a warning shot during a confrontation with her abusive husband, the Florida mom has taken a plea deal.
According to The Florida Times-Union, Alexander will serve three years in prison, but receives credit for the 1,030 days she’s already been in jail. After returning to jail today, She is expected to serve 65 days behind bars and is scheduled to be released on January 27. Alexander also received two years of house arrest.
In 2012, Alexander was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon because her children were reportedly standing next to her estranged husband when she fired the warning shot. She was convicted and originally sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The case drew comparisons to George Zimmerman’s trial, in which the former neighborhood watch volunteer walked free for killing teenager Trayvon Martin under the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.
Alexander was eventually granted a retrial.
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