Marrisa Alexander, a slight 5 foot, 2 inch woman, pointed and fired a handgun into the kitchen wall behind her estranged, 250 pound husband, formerly convicted of domestic violence, as he advanced during a dispute and argument. She did so to protect herself and her two children, in the living room at the time. It took the jury 12 minutes to convict her and she received a state-mandated sentence of 20 years.
Prosecutor Angela Corey’s most recent public response: “All the cases are tragic. . . Why is this one so different?”
This post was a reply to Rima’s comment on Charles Blow’s column, one of nine.