Marissa Alexander and the 20 Year Warning Shot

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Welcome back, peeps and creeps! This week we have a real table flipping one for you. This is the story of Marissa Alexander, a woman in Florida who received a 20 year sentence (without the chance of parole) for firing a warning shot into her ceiling when her abusive husband threatened to kill her. Kristin and Mogab discuss how abusive relationships evolve, ways to spot them, and reasons women can feel trapped In these relationships.
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Sources:
https://www.essence.com/news/marissa-alexander-exclusive/

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1645234.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/why-couldnt-marissa-alexander-stand-her-ground-florida/328659/

https://www.cnn.com/2015/01/28/opinion/omara-minimal-sentencing-laws/index.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/angela-coreys-overzealous-prosecution-of-marissa-alexander

Marissa Alexander entry on Wikipedia

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/marissa-alexander-released-stand-your-ground.html

https://www.freemarissanow.org/about.html

https://www.wokv.com/news/local/rico-gray-was-begging-for-life/ClgAx1Tel2NooKeKTmXwfK/

https://www.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-05-16/story/marissa-alexanders-husband-says-it-was-her-violent-nature-led-shooting?mmo_ccc=xfinity

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2014/10/17/1337149/-5-More-Women-Accuse-Marissa-Alexander-s-Abusive-Husband-Of-Extreme-Brutality

https://www.thehotline.org/support-others/why-people-stay/

https://abcnews.go.com/US/fl

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