new trial for draconian sentence handed down to woman for defending herself

She got a sentence of 20 years for firing a warning shot to scare off an (allegedly) abusive husband. Absurdly, this was a mandatory minimum sentence if found guilty of this particular crime (or non-crime, in this case).

She’ll get a new trial due to a technicality. Hopefully, she’ll be acquitted. Otherwise it’s likely she’ll again get a 20 year sentence, assuming the law itself doesn’t change.

This is nuts. Twenty years, for victimless self defense?

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