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Marissa Alexander

Guilty as charged

11 May, 2012

The jury finds Alexander guilty on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in just 12 minutes. The Florida mother, who shot at her estranged husband during a domestic dispute, is expected to be sentenced to 60 years, 20 years for each count, as required by Florida’s mandatory sentencing laws. Jacksonville congresswoman Corrine Brown, is outraged by the verdict and tells the prosecutor in a confrontation outside the courthouse:

The case was a product of institutional racism.