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  •  No, the same law would apply. Life imprisonment (0+ / 0-)

    is mandatory for murder with a firearm.
       As for the "warning shot" argument: If you read the judge's opinion rejecting Alexander's "stand your ground" defense, you'll note that the shot was apparently fired at Alexander's ex husband, missed his head, and penetrated a wall, which deflected it upward into the ceiling of the next room.
       Also that, while she was out on bail, Ms. Alexander attacked her ex again, causing him injury.

    •  However life without parole is not. In fact (0+ / 0-)

      most life sentences are actually less than 60 years.  So second degree murder (which is what such a murder in the courtroom would be) would most likely actually mean less time in jail.

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

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:06:03 PM PST

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