Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense

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The new sentence is three times as long as the one she received in 2012.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

“Remember that when Marissa Alexander fired her warning shot to save her own life, she caused no injuries. Now she’s facing the very real possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison for that act of self-defense,” said advocate Sumayya Fire in the statement. “That should send a chill down the back of every person in this country who believes that women who are attacked have the right to defend themselves.”

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