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Woman convicted in ‘stand your ground’ case released from jail to await new trial

A Florida woman awaiting a new trial in a “stand your ground” shooting case has been released from jail. Marissa Alexander was released Wednesday night on more than $200,000 bond while she waits to be retried on three charges starting March 31. She must remain under house arrest and electronic…

Appeals court orders new trial for Florida mom serving 20-year term for shooting at wall

A Florida woman will get a new trial after she was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot in the wall during a dispute with her ex-husband. The 1st District Court of Appeal ordered the retrial after ruling a judge had not properly instructed the jury that convicted…

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