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Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 2:41PM

Deal ends four-year case that, along with Trayvon Martin’s murder, thrust Florida’s Stand Your Ground law into national spotlight.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marissa Alexander's Retrial Postponed to December

Marissa Alexander’s Retrial Postponed to December

by Aura Bogado on June 10 2014, 3:29PM

A pending Florida law could determine Alexander’s future.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Women's Prison Anthology Aims to Raise Money for Marissa Alexander

Women’s Prison Anthology Aims to Raise Money for Marissa Alexander

by Jamilah King on May 14 2014, 11:25AM

The anthology will be available for purchase in early June.

Topics: Culture

Florida Senate Committee Passes 'Warning Shot Bill' as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence

Florida Senate Committee Passes ‘Warning Shot Bill’ as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 1:17PM

The controversial bill expands existing Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

Topics: /NOW

Marissa Alexander Supporters Call for Release, Not a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Supporters Call for Release, Not a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on October 10 2013, 7:00AM

Some advocates for the Florida mom who was jailed for firing a warning shot during an altercation with her husband say a fair retrail isn’t possible

Topics: Criminal Justice

Activists Kick Off Letter-Writing Campaign for Marissa Alexander

Activists Kick Off Letter-Writing Campaign for Marissa Alexander

by Akiba Solomon on October 1 2013, 1:28PM

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month activists enlist men to write 31 letters to the mother who was jailed for firing a warning shot during an altercation with her abusive husband

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 12:08PM

An appeals judge orders a new trial because of flawed jury instructions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Florida Black Woman Gets 20 Years After Failed 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

Florida Black Woman Gets 20 Years After Failed ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 11:04AM

Despite a series of rallies and calls for her release, Marissa Alexander was sentenced Friday morning to 20 years for firing one shot into a wall during an argument with her estranged husband.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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