Marrisa Alexander facing 60 years in retrial

It seemed that justice had finally been served for Florida mom Marissa Alexander, who was facing a 20-year prison sentence for defending herself against her abusive husband. In September of 2013, a Florida appellate court overturned her conviction of aggravated assault stating in part that “jury instructions unfairly made Alexander prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” […]

‘Stand your ground’ law changes include blocking media from court records

In reaction to a story by the Tampa Bay Times, state lawmakers are trying to restrict media access to court records in “stand your ground” cases. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed 200 cases where the “stand your ground” law was invoked as a defense. The results showed a disproportionate amount of white shooters and black […]

Marissa Alexander and ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

There has been a new development in the Marissa Alexander case and the application of the Stand Your Ground defense. The court is being asked to reconsider a new trial because critical evidence was not submitted to the judge for his consideration. The evidence in question concerns her ex-husband’s, Rico Gray, prior actions including intimidating […]