This is one of the stupidest prosecutions I’ve seen in my years of doing this. Angela Corey, the Florida State’s Attorney in the case, should be ashamed for setting such a shining example of prosecutors run amok.
Marissa fired a warning shot at her enraged and abusive husband, who had threatened to kill her, in fear for her life. She was charged, tried and, despite the fact that Florida has it’s infamous “stand your ground” law, was convicted and originally sentenced to 20 years. She successfully appealed, and was facing a new trial — with a potential 60 year sentence.
Please see the Daily Kos story here.