Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years for 'Warning Shot' at Abusive Husband
Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office insists she's not being vindictive.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey unsuccessfully prosecuted George Zimmerman for murder in 2013.
Marissa Alexander, the battered mother whose 20-year prison sentence
for firing a "warning shot" at her abusive husband attracted nationwide
attention, now faces 60 years in prison if she’s reconvicted.
Alexander’s original May 2012 conviction was overturned Sept. 26, 2013, by the
First District Court of Appeal in Florida, which found the presiding
judge at her trial unfairly instructed jurors she had to prove her claim
Now 33, Alexander was released on bail Nov. 27 after 21 months behind
bars. State Attorney Angela Corey refiled the same charges and a retrial
is scheduled to begin July 28.