4/23 UPDATE: Marissa Alexander’s sentencing today has been postponed. The judge set another hearing for next Monday the 30th.
Should the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law have kept Marissa Alexander from being locked up?
Her friends and family say yes.
The 31-year-old Florida mother of three will soon be sentenced on three counts of aggravated battery for firing a gun near her husband and his two children, but not directly at them. No one was hurt.
Alexander and her supporters say she fired to prevent a beating at her husband’s hand, that she was a battered woman who’d already taken out a protective order against her husband.
They argue if “Stand Your Ground” allows you to defend yourself with no duty to retreat, then it certainly applies here.
My HLN producer and I are doing some digging on this and will be covering it in the coming days.
*pic courtesy FirstCoastNews