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.