The retrial for Marissa Alexander has been pushed from July 28 to Dec. 1, tentatively.
Alexander, who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun at her abusive estranged husband, returned to a Jacksonville courtroom on Tuesday seeking a second Stand Your Ground hearing. She was previously denied immunity from prosecution under Florida’s controversial self-defense law.
The prosecutors and her defense attorneys both agreed to push the date.
If convicted again, Alexander faces 60 years in prison. Her next court date is Aug. 1 for motions to suppress evidence.
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