Marissa Alexander was sentenced to a mandatory 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her husband, who had threatened to kill her. Marissa managed to get away from him, where she ran into the garage,climbed in her vehicle, and expected to escape. But one vital thing she forgot. The car keys. Knowing she had to go back inside to get the keys, she made a choice. To go back inside to get the keys. Carrying her weapon, she entered the house where her husband confronted her. Firing a warning shot into the air, she was able to retrieve the key and leave the scene with no one being hurt. Marissa was originally thought to have to serve 1 year in prison. But State's Attorney Angela Coery argued that Marissa behavior was out of anger and recklessness, not fear on the night of the shooting. Even though Marissa's husband had beat her and hospitalized her before, the court somehow feels her actions were not justified. and handed down a mandatory sentence of 20 years.
April Arkiesha Goodwin
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It is important for people to sign this petition to show their outrage at the Florida Judicial system. Why should Marissa sit in jail for 20 years for defending herelf? Speak out against this...
It is important for people to sign this petition to show their outrage at the Florida Judicial system. Why should Marissa sit in jail for 20 years for defending herelf? Speak out against this ruling. Marissa has 3 children, and this situation could have happened to us or anyone we know.