(Jacksonville, Florida) – 4/26/2012 – Sitting in the Duval County Pretrial Detention Center is a mother of three whose name is Marissa Alexander. Marissa Alexander's Children Need Her – Not A Prison For 20 Years.
Marissa currently awaits sentencing because she wanted to save her own life without injuring, murdering or harming anyone. Marissa fired one warning shot in the ceiling to save her life and for that – she currently faces 20 mandatory years in prison.
Marissa Alexander was not granted immunity under the Stand Your Ground Statute. She was in the process of leaving a very brutal relationship stemming from her husband who battered her on many occassions, which landed her in the hospital.
Marissa Alexander was convicted by a jury of 6 on 3 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with no intent to kill. She did not have a criminal record before this incident.
Join grassroots activists, members of the community and human rights advocates on Saturday April 28, 2012 at Greater Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 9113 Ridge Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32208 at 3:00 PM EST.
Contact: Lincoln Alexander, Jr.
Phone: (641) 715-3900 Ext. 115615