Before sentencing, Florida mother of three speaks on what’s at stake for her family.
Marissa Alexander, the 31-year-old mother of three, denied a “Stand Your Ground” defense against her abusive husband, faces a 20-year prison sentence on Friday.
Her ex-husband and father to two of her children, Lincoln Alexander, arranged a phone interview with her from jail on Monday evening. Earlier that evening, State Attorney Angela Corey contacted Loop 21 to dispute a “misleading” story she said Marissa, her family and her attorney have given to the media.
Marissa sticks by the details of her story; that in 2010, she fired a gun to prevent a fight between herself and her estranged current husband, Rico Gray. She responded to Corey’s statements to Loop 21, talks about the "Stand Your Ground" law and pledges to continue fighting for her children.
Marissa and her family say they are preparing for an appeals process.