- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has postponed a decision on whether a Jacksonville woman deserves a second “stand your ground” hearing.

Circuit Court Judge James H. Daniel said Friday he is dealing with unprecedented legal issues.

Thirty-three-year-old Marissa Alexander was convicted in May 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting in the direction of her estranged husband and his two children.

She was sentenced to 20 years in prison under the state’s minimum mandatory requirements.

The verdict was thrown out on appeal and a new trial is scheduled for July 28. Alexander is free on bond.

Another Circuit Court judge previously ruled Florida’s “stand your ground” law did not apply in her case. Her attorneys are asking for another hearing based on new evidence.



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