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Marissa Alexander

Prosecutors seek 60 year sentence

3 Mar, 2014

The state attorney promises that if Alexander is reconvicted, she will face three times her current 20-year sentence if re-convicted because they will insist her sentences are served consecutively. Assistant state attorney Richard Mantei says the state is simply following sentencing laws in seeking 60 years:

Absent a plea agreement, if convicted as charged, the law of the State of Florida fixes the sentence. At this time, Ms. Alexander has rejected all efforts by the State to resolve the case short of trial.