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  •  It's not like 10-20-life is a secret. The state (1+ / 0-)
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    has a huge PR campaign with billboards and TV ads around it.
       Ms. Alexander chose to bring a gun into the house and fire a "warning shot." With those facts against her, why would she roll the dice?
       It's interesting that so many on this thread hate the 10-20-life law now, but are all for it when it gets applied to the Dunn case.
       Likewise, so many hate the SYG law when it protects Dunn and Zimmerman, but would love for it to be broadened to apply to women who go over to the ex's house and open fire.
       While the 20 year sentence is harsh given the facts of the case, Ms. Alexander has shown herself to be willing to settle an argument with gunfire. IMHO, the best outcome would be for her to plead, serve a prison sentence of, say, 3 years, and never go near a gun again.

    •  Actually, it is 60 years. Of course, since (1+ / 0-)
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      FrankRose

      grabbing the baliff's gun and shooting the prosecutor dead right there in the courtroom would not result in a longer sentence (you can't get longer than life, after all) I am surprised such a thing hasn't happened yet in some of these cases.  I do wonder how the hell she is out on bail given that it is now going to be a life sentence if convicted.

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

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 10:02:54 AM PST

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      •  Actually, the 60 years isn't new. The original (0+ / 0-)

        sentence was 20 years for each of three counts. The trial judge ruled that she could serve them concurrently, but there is some dispute as to whether he had the legal power to do that rather than have her serve them consecutively.

        •  Well considering the sentence for murder (0+ / 0-)

          is often less than 60 years (many murderers get out in 30-40 years) what do you think the end result of this kind of thing will end up being?

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

          by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 11:31:57 AM PST

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