#FLORIDA

Woman May Get 60 for Warning Shot

A Florida woman who fired a "warning shot" in self-defense against her estranged husband is now facing 60 years in prison. Marissa Alexander was originally convicted of three counts of aggravated assault in 2012, when a judge said she could serve the sentences concurrently, resulting in a 20-year prison term. But that conviction was thrown out after a judge ruled the burden shouldn't have been placed on Alexander to prove she was acting in self-defense. Now the Florida state attorney general's office says Alexander wouldn't be able to serve the sentence concurrently if convicted on retrial, meaning she would get 60 years in jail.