Fla. mom gets 20 years for firing warning shots – CBS News

Fla. mom gets 20 years for firing warning shots – CBS News.

 A Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

 

 

Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville had said the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law should apply to her because she was defending herself against her allegedly abusive husband when she fired warning shots inside her home in August 2010. She told police it was to escape a brutal beating by her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order.

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