Florida State Attorney Angela Corey seeks to triple Alexander's sentence.
(Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Department)
The office of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is looking to give Marissa Alexander a 60-year prison sentence in a retrial for firing a warning shot at her estranged husband, according to Florida-Times Union.
She was given 20 years for the same crime in the original 2012 conviction. If Alexander is convicted a second time, she may face essentially a life sentence. Her trial is set to begin on July 28.
In 2012, the 33-year-old woman was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Each count carried a 20-year sentence, but Florida Circuit Judge James Daniel ruled that Alexander would serve one 20-year bid for all the convictions.
The "Stand Your Ground" case was widely criticized after Alexander was denied immunity under the self-defense law. A new trial was ordered for Alexander in September 2013.
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