Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

By Carla Murphy Nov 24, 2014

Marissa Alexander today accepted a deal in which she pled guilty to three counts of aggravated assault in exchange for a three-year sentence, reportedly including time already served. She had previously faced up to 60 years in prison for firing a gun at–and missing–her estranged husband who had a history of domestic violence. Alexander made national headlines after unsuccessfully invoking Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, a key part of George Zimmerman’s successful defense in the murder of Trayvon Martin.

(h/t First Coast News)