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Woman Who Fired Warning Shot Could Get 60 Years

Marissa Alexander faces triple the original sentence in new trial

(Newser) - Marissa Alexander, the Jacksonville woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot that injured no one, could now end up serving 60 years instead. Alexander, 33, was initially convicted in 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; the judge imposed three 20-year-sentences,... More »

Zimmerman's New Painting Swings at Prosecutor

Portrait of Angela Corey not exactly a compliment

(Newser) - The artist George Zimmerman has unveiled his latest painting: a fire engine-red portrait of the special prosecutor who brought second-degree murder charges against him in the Trayvon Martin case. The painting is a re-creation of the very moment Angela Corey made her April 2012 announcement of those charges, reports the... More »

Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is... More »

Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Warning Shot

Florida's Marissa Alexander was fending off husband

(Newser) - A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for firing what she says was a warning shot to scare away her attacking husband. In the intensely controversial case, Marissa Alexander claims she was fleeing from her abusive husband when she fired a gun into the wall of... More »

Miami Fire Captain Blames 'S**tbag Parents'

Captain Brian Beckmann lets loose on Facebook

(Newser) - A Miami-Dade fire captain weighed in on the Trayvon Martin shooting last week with a withering Facebook message—apparently aimed at Martin's parents, Huffington Post reports. "Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman," wrote Captain Brian... More »

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

He's in custody over Trayvon Martin's shooting, faces life in prison

(Newser) - The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case came down hard on George Zimmerman today: He is charged with second-degree murder and faces life in prison if convicted, reports AP . Prosecutor Angela Corey said Zimmerman had turned himself into authorities and remains in custody. She did not say where he... More »

Prosecutor Will Charge George Zimmerman

Announcement in Trayvon Martin case expected at 6

(Newser) - George Zimmerman will face criminal charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, reports the Washington Post , though it's not clear yet what they will be. The announcement from special prosecutor Angela Corey will come at 6pm Eastern, reports the AP , also citing anonymous sources. Zimmerman is expected to be... More »

Zimmerman's Lawyers Quit

They've lost contact with Trayvon Martin's killer

(Newser) - Strange development in the Trayvon Martin case today: The two attorneys representing George Zimmerman say they're dropping the case because they've lost touch with him, reports the Orlando Sentinel . "On Sunday, we lost track of George, in that he would not return our calls," said attorney... More »

Prosecutor: No Grand Jury for Trayvon Shooting

Angela Corey to decide herself whether to charge George Zimmerman

(Newser) - Special prosecutor Angela Corey has announced that she will not be handing the Trayvon Martin case over to a grand jury, and will instead decide whether to charge George Zimmerman unilaterally. A grand jury had been set to convene tomorrow, on the orders of Corey's predecessor, CNN explains. But... More »

You Won't Need a Manhunt for Zimmerman: Lawyer

He'll turn himself in if charged

(Newser) - If a special prosecutor does decide to bring charges against George Zimmerman, he'll turn himself in, his lawyer promised today. Zimmerman is currently in hiding thanks to the controversy surrounding his killing of Trayvon Martin, but "he's not hiding from the authorities," Craig Sonner said today.... More »

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