Showing posts with label Marissa Alexander. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marissa Alexander. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Prosecutor In Trayvon Martin/ Cases Loses Primary

Controversial Florida state attorney Angela Corey lost her primary bid to fellow Republican Melissa Nelson, Tuesday night. Nelson garnered 64% of the vote compared to Corey's 26%

Corey is known to many as the prosecutor who tried to prosecute Zimmerman for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin and sought a 60-year prison sentence for Marissa Alexander after she fired a shot in the direction of her abusive husband.

Each case generated international attention, with many saying Corey overcharged or sought excessive sentences.

And the criticism came from across the political spectrum, with top conservatives criticizing her for her unsuccessful prosecution of Zimmerman, civil rights and women’s rights activists attacking her for Alexander and juvenile rights activists criticizing Corey for her actions with Fernandez and blasting her propensity to charge juveniles in adult court.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Marissa Alexander freed!

Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released from a Jacksonville jail on Tuesday under a plea deal that capped her sentence to the three years she had already served.

Marissa Alexander, 34, was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2012 but her conviction was later overturned. She faced another trial on charges that could have put her behind bars for 60 years before she agreed to a plea deal in November.

Her case helped to inspire a new state law permitting warning shots in some circumstances.

Leaving the courthouse, Alexander cried as she thanked her supporters, sharing plans to continue her education in order to work as a paralegal.

Read more: Marissa Alexander, Woman Jailed In 'Warning Shot' Case, Released

Monday, November 24, 2014

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal, will spend 65 more days in jail.

Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her.

According to the terms of the plea, Alexander was ordered to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to all three counts against her. Alexander will get credit for the 1,030 days she's already spent in jail.

That means she'll have to spend 65 more days in jail. Alexander will return to Duval County Jail following Monday's hearing. She'll be released on Jan. 27.

Read more: Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sign the letter to remove Angela Cory and help Marissa Alexander.

The national advocacy group Color of Change is asking Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., to suspend State Attorney Angela Corey to halt the second prosecution of Marissa Alexander, the battered mother facing decades in prison for firing a “warning shot” at her abuser.
A letter they are sending to Governor Scott reads: