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Woman facing prison time after using ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense

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31-year-old Marissa Alexander is facing 20 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated assault. She fired a warning shot into the ceiling of her home after her husband threatened her. A judge rejected her “Stand Your Ground” defense, saying Alexander could have fled the home. Critics of the case are asking if the law is applied fairly. Former prosecutor Ken Padowitz and Charles Broward, reporter for Florida Times-Union, join Politics Nation.May.04.2012

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