Marissa Alexander (L) attempted to use the Stand Your Ground Law in her defense, but was not as successful as George Zimmerman (R) was. (Courtesy: www.justiceformarissa.blogspot.com--press release)
(AURN) -- The Stand Your Ground Law is back in the spotlight as a domestic violence victim in Jacksonville, Florida faces 20 years in prison for standing her ground. Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot into her ceiling to stop her husband from beating her. No one was hurt and her husband fled the scene, but now she is sitting in a pretrial detention center in the Jacksonville, FL awaiting a mandartory 20-year sentence. The case leaves many to speculate whether the law that allowed George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, to walk free for over a month before being arrested, has a reverse affect for African Americans.