JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has postponed a decision on whether to hold an unprecedented second “stand your ground” hearing for a woman who received a lengthy prison sentence for firing a gun. […]
The Florida House voted 93-24 to pass the “warning shot” bill, which would allow individuals to fire a warning shot instead of retreating from the threat of death or bodily harm.
The ‘warning shot’ bill has been approved by its final Senate committee and will be heard on the Senate floor.
The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
The Florida state prosecutor who charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder is now looking to put a woman who claimed she fired a warning shot against her husband behind bars for 60 years.
Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.
Marissa Alexander, who has waiting for a new trial in a controversial “stand your ground” case, has been released on bond.
A Florida appeals court is ordering a new trial for a woman sentenced to 20 years to prison after she fired a warning shot in a wall during a dispute with her husband.
Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.