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Marissa Alexander

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Judge Delays Ruling On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

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. […]

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida House Passes Warning Shot Bill

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.

03/20/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Warning Shot Bill To Be Heard On Senate Floor

The ‘warning shot’ bill has been approved by its final Senate committee and will be heard on the Senate floor.

CBS Tampa–03/12/2014

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. PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton Leads March Against Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

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.

03/10/2014

State Attorney Angela Corey holds a news conference to announce second degree murder charges to be brought against defendant George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting on April 11, 2012 in Jacksonville, Fla. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Woman Who Claims She Fired Warning Shot At Husband Faces 60 Years Behind Bars In Retrial

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.

CBS Tampa–03/04/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Pushing Ahead With Warning Shot Bill

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.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Marissa Alexander Released From Jail On Bond

Marissa Alexander, who has waiting for a new trial in a controversial “stand your ground” case, has been released on bond.

11/29/2013

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Fla. Woman Jailed For Firing Warning Shot Gets New Trial

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.

CBS Tampa–09/26/2013

Judge holding a gavel. (credit: Tom Grill/GettyImages)

Woman Gets Twenty Years For Firing Warning Shot

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.

05/19/2012

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