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Marissa Alexander, right, listens to a Sheriff's deputy during a hearing Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander, accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal on Monday, in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida’s “stand your ground” law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon. She will receive credit for the 1,030 days she has already serve. She must serve 65 more days and will return to jail Monday.  Had the 34-year-old Alexander, of Jacksonville, been convicted of all counts at her second trial in the case, set to begin Dec. 1, she would have had to serve 60 years because of Florida’s minimum-mandatory sentencing rules when a firearm is involved.  (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)
Photo by: Bruce Lipsky
Marissa Alexander, right, listens to a Sheriff's deputy during a hearing Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander, accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal on Monday, in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida’s “stand your ground” law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon. She will receive credit for the 1,030 days she has already serve. She must serve 65 more days and will return to jail Monday. Had the 34-year-old Alexander, of Jacksonville, been convicted of all counts at her second trial in the case, set to begin Dec. 1, she would have had to serve 60 years because of Florida’s minimum-mandatory sentencing rules when a firearm is involved. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)

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