Marissa Alexander Speaks Out
Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law didn’t protect Marissa Alexander when she fired a gun shot into her ceiling to warn off her abusive husband. She was slammed with an attempted murder charge and thrown in jail with a 20 year sentence.
Now on house arrest for the next two years as part of a plea deal, Alexander is speaking out on what happened to her and giving her thoughts on the shooting deaths of fellow Floridians Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.
“To be quite frank, it’s like, these were children. Trayvon and Jordan were children. So people’s hearts tend to [feel for that],” she said. “And I would too because I was thinking the whole time, my God, I’ve got a son. I’ve got a 14-year-old son that could be him. So I think that people tend to identify with that.”
Watch Alexander talk to HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill below: