The Stand Your Ground Defense failed domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander - who didn‘t shoot anyone. Since urgent pleas for a new trial fell on deaf ears, it’s time for the Governor to pardon this innocent mother.
Only after enduring a year of violence from her husband Rico Gray, who has a documented history of abuse, did she arm herself for protection.
The next threat came just nine days after giving birth to their daughter. Gray, in a rage, cornered her and threatened to kill her. But instead of shooting him, she aimed upward. The only thing she hit was the ceiling.
Gray ran into the street, claiming she threatened to kill him and his boys. Marissa, on his word alone, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
For protecting her life and children she was just sentenced to twenty years in prison, even though Gray has recanted. There’s no excuse for Florida to deny this responsible mother her freedom.Tell Governor Scott to PARDON Marissa NOW!
another PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/free-marissa-alexander [WARNING for details of the attack]
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