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Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
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Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Marissa Alexander Released On Bond In Time For Thanksgiving

A little bit of good news on this Thanksgiving Day. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 28, 2013 - 11:43 am

Jailed Domestic Violence Victim Marissa Alexander Will Have A Bail Hearing Next Week

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for merely firing a warning shot to defend herself against her abusive husband, will find out next…

Claire Hannum | November 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Marissa Alexander, Black Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Ex-Husband, Will Get A New Trial

Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May after firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband, will get a new trial.

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband.

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Marissa Alexander Of Florida Sentenced 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Husband

A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for firing a warning shot — note: not actually injuring anyone — at her abusive husband.

Marissa…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm