Jacksonville area pastors are calling for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to offer Marissa Alexander the same plea deal she rejected before she was convicted of three count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Alexander, 33, rejected a deal that would have sent her to prison for three years. She was later convicted and sentenced to 20 years, but that conviction was overturned on appeal.
“Given that she’s been granted a chance at a retrial, she should have the chance at a redo,” said the Rev. Mark Griffin of Wayman Ministries.
Alexander’s attorney Bruce Zimet previously stated that she would listen to all offers from prosecutors. Alexander could face 60 years in prison if she’s convicted again.
If the same plea deal was offered, she would most likely be free in a matter of months due to time already served. Alexander was incarcerated from February 2011 to November 2013.
She was released on bond last year after a judge found inconsistencies in information delivered to jurors during her first trial.
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