Don't know this case; I will offer some common sense advice, IF you are actually in fear for your life, DO NOT shoot at wall!Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander claimed self-defense. But she was found guilty and got 20 years in prison.
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George Zimmerman's acquittal has brought attention to another Florida shooting case.
George Zimmerman’s acquittal has given new life to another controversial Florida shooting case.
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In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband, who she believed was threatening her, reported The Associated Press. Nobody was hurt.
The 31-year-old African-American mother tried to claim self-defense and invoked Florida's "stand your ground" law, but the judge would not allow it. A jury found Alexander guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, her much-debated case began to receive a lot of attention once again on social media.
According to Reuters, under the stand-your-ground law, which was approved in 2005 and has been copied in some form by about 30 other states, people fearing for their lives can use deadly force without having to retreat from a confrontation, even when it is possible.
The statute was central to Zimmerman's defense because police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman based on his self-defense argument for shooting Trayvon Martin and right to use deadly force under Florida law, reported Reuters.
Alexander said she feared for her life during an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, against whom she had a restraining order. According to The Associated Press, she went out to her vehicle to retrieve the gun she legally owned, came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.
State Attorney Angela Corey, who also oversaw the prosecution of Zimmerman in the Martin case, stood by the handling of Alexander's case, AP reported. Corey said she believed Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.
A judge threw out Alexander's stand-your-ground self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside.
Because Alexander fired a gun while committing a felony, the state’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence, AP said.
Trying to post this again then outta here. Nice early swim, great lunch, lots of laughs, now what to do on this hot day, oh yeah, the cool Mall, off to shop. Sure loving that retirement. Eat your heart out losers who hate. Try to figure out why Florida has this yo yo court system. Do they just want old white people living there like you teabaggers. hahaha Sad this woman got 20 years just for firing the gun huh? Sad misjustice too. You will probably love it being the racist bigots you demonstrate daily. See ya, be back later for some more laughs.
1. It demonstrates that you do not actually "fear for your life".
2. Do not walk away from a dangerous situation to retrieve a weapon and then voluntarily return.
3. Don't endanger innocent bystanders by firing into walls!
Finally; Zimmerman found not guilty by due process...NBC & MSNBC (LSM) tried the case in the court of popular opinion based upon lies, misinformation and manipulations!