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Florida Stand Your Ground Law and Marissa Alexander

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Lincoln Alexander joins  Show to discuss the case of his ex wife - Marissa Alexander. Lincoln and Marissa have two children together. 

Marissa re married and while pregnant, Marissa Alexander was battered by her husband - a long distance trucker. On August 1, 2010, her premature baby girl, born nine days earlier, was in the Baptist South N.I.C.U. fighting for her life while Marissa fought for her own life in her home. The attacker was not a stranger but, her husband.

 She is currently sitting in the Pretrial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL, Duval county awaiting a sentence  of up to 20 years. She was charged and convicted of child abuse and three counts of aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon because she fired a warning shot in the ceiling of her home.

 She owned a legitimate and current gun permit and was trained to a gun.