Skip to main content

View Diary: DA Angela Corey Now Seeks 60 Years Against Marissa Alexander In 2nd Trial (227 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Yeah, and grabbing the Baliff's gun and (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Code Monkey, sethtriggs, FrankRose

    blowing away Angela Corey would only get her 25 years to life. But hey, 60 years in solitary in a Supermax for such a warning shot when shooting the prosecutor in the head would probably result in less than that is no big deal and perfectly reasonable, right?

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:50:51 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  No, the same law would apply. Life imprisonment (0+ / 0-)

      is mandatory for murder with a firearm.
         As for the "warning shot" argument: If you read the judge's opinion rejecting Alexander's "stand your ground" defense, you'll note that the shot was apparently fired at Alexander's ex husband, missed his head, and penetrated a wall, which deflected it upward into the ceiling of the next room.
         Also that, while she was out on bail, Ms. Alexander attacked her ex again, causing him injury.

      •  However life without parole is not. In fact (0+ / 0-)

        most life sentences are actually less than 60 years.  So second degree murder (which is what such a murder in the courtroom would be) would most likely actually mean less time in jail.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:06:03 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site