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New trial for Marissa Alexander delayed by new legislation inspired by her shooting case

By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) – The retrial of a Florida woman who had her conviction for shooting at her abusive husband overturned on appeal was postponed on Tuesday to wait for new legislation inspired by the public outcry over her case. Judge James Daniel postponed until Dec.…

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…