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11. Her name is Marissa Alexander.
Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:30 AM
Jul 2013

She said she shot a warning shot while arguing with her husband. The problem is, she left his home to retrieve her gun from her car and returned to the argument inside his home. She had a gun and fired it, was convicted and got 20 years.

Under Florida law, Jenoch Jul 2013 #1
That Is What The "10-20-Life Law Says In Florida ChiciB1 Jul 2013 #2
The Florida legislature might Jenoch Jul 2013 #3
No, Guess I Missed It. ChiciB1 Jul 2013 #10
Her name is Marissa Alexander. Jenoch Jul 2013 #11
You Know, While Reading The Statutes... ChiciB1 Jul 2013 #14
I read where a Florida legislator Jenoch Jul 2013 #15
Probably WAS Said... ChiciB1 Jul 2013 #16
When these laws are debated before they are enacted Jenoch Jul 2013 #19
May not get 2nd degree murder ..may get manslaughter....5 years SummerSnow Jul 2013 #4
Here... Google The 10-20-Life Law And ChiciB1 Jul 2013 #9
let's not get ahead of ourselves CatWoman Jul 2013 #5
2-5 years. kentuck Jul 2013 #6
I have not read anywhere Jenoch Jul 2013 #12
I'd take that bet in a heartbeat. reflection Jul 2013 #7
I thought manslaughter was off the table? Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #8
No...it's a lesser included. dkf Jul 2013 #28
Absent any compelling evidence of a crime, it's looking like an acquittal cthulu2016 Jul 2013 #13
this is the key question, which seems missed in much of du discussion unblock Jul 2013 #29
If I had to guess...15 yrs. Just a guess. For manslaughter. But juries can't be second guessed.nt Honeycombe8 Jul 2013 #17
zero years. I don't think he will be found guilty rollin74 Jul 2013 #18
If they convict on Negligent Homicide - 25 years. nt avebury Jul 2013 #20
The choices are 2nd degree murder and manslaughter, I thought. ? Not negl. homicide. nt Honeycombe8 Jul 2013 #21
You are correct, I got it wrong. avebury Jul 2013 #23
I said 15 yrs, for manslaughter. I think they'll find he was criminally responsible, but "depraved Honeycombe8 Jul 2013 #24
I'd bet one way or another you'll see him on the street 5 years from now. 1-Old-Man Jul 2013 #22
Not long enough, IMO. nt raccoon Jul 2013 #25
Two words Brother Buzz Jul 2013 #26
I give him at least a 50-50 chance of walking scot free DFW Jul 2013 #27
I think he'll walk olddots Jul 2013 #30
And how many here will scream bloody murder when he is acquitted? Bake Jul 2013 #31
You can bet there will be plenty of those. NaturalHigh Jul 2013 #32
kick rollin74 Jul 2013 #33
This jury will hang OmahaBlueDog Jul 2013 #34
No sentence. Acquittal. Reasonable doubt. nt bike man Jul 2013 #35
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2013 #36
+1, I agree, wish for retribution. uppityperson Jul 2013 #37
I think he is guilty of manslaughter ripcord Jul 2013 #38
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