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Old April 20, 2012, 12:45 PM   #19
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Stand your ground laws can also ensnare the innocent.

This woman was being choked and threatened by her ex-husband, who had a restraining order against him, so she fired a shot into the ceiling to scare him off. She has been convicted for standing her ground. She is facing 25 years in prison.

The irony is that the same prosecutor who is prosecuting George Zimmerman is the same prosecutor who prosecuted and convicted her.

The ex recanted his false charge that she tried to kill him and the children yet the prosecution continued and she was convicted.

You can learn more on Marissa's case No:2010-CF-8579

Division:CR-G by clicking link below:

CBS Jacksonville News 47



On August 1, 2010, when the alleged incident occured, Marissa said she was about to leave her abusive husband when he confronted her in the bathroom and began to choke her. She wrote that she ran but while in the garage she realized she couldn't open the garage doors because of a mechanical failure and she had also forgotten her phone and keys. Trapped, she allegedly went back to retrieve them, thinking he had already left because he was on his way out with her two stepsons.

Again, according to Marissa, he did not leave but came back minus the children and shouted, "Bitch, I will kill you!" She said he charged towards her, so she took out the gun she had taken from her truck and fired a warning shot towards the ceiling. Her husband supposely ran away then and called the police.


Gun Control: The premise that a woman found in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is morally superior to allowing that same woman to defend her life with a firearm.

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