Standing Her Ground: Marissa Alexander May Face 60-Year Sentence In July Retrial (DETAILS)

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The woman who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing a warning shot to scare off her estranged husband during an altercation could be going to jail for 60 years.

Marissa Alexander may face the extended sentence when her aggravated assault case is retried this summer, according to the Office of State Attorney Angela Corey, who will try for another conviction.

She was released on bond in November 2013 after her original conviction was thrown out. The 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee ruled that Circuit Judge James Daniel, who sentenced Alexander under Florida’s 10-20-life law, made a mistake in shifting the burden to Alexander to prove she was acting in self-defense.

Alexander could remain on home detention while she awaits trial, which is scheduled to begin on July 28.

We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

SOURCE: First Coast News | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout

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