Marissa Alexander Set Free

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News $ Jacksonville reports:  Marissa Alexander, a woman whose case helped bring national attention to Florida’s stand your ground and minimum sentencing laws, was allowed to leave jail late Tuesday afternoon to spend the rest of her sentence on house arrest.

Applause broke out in the courtroom when Judge James Daniel announced he would reject the prosecutors’ request for an additional two-year sentence and was releasing Alexander to community control.

As she left the courthouse, Alexander read a prepared statement:

“Today, after the sentence given by Judge Daniel, my family and I will be able to move on with our lives. Although the journey has been long and there’s been many difficult moments, I could not have arrived here, where I am today, without the thoughts, many thoughts and many prayers of so many people who voiced their support and encouragement. Words can never express my gratitude for those who stood beside me, including my children and family. I am also grateful that Judge Daniel approached this case with such care and diligence.”

In November, Alexander was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to three felony charges for firing a shot in the direction of her husband a two step-children. She got credit for all the time she was held after her initial arrest and first conviction, which was overturned on appeal. She was ordered to serve 65 days in jail, then two additional years under community control.

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Pastor Found Guilty of Exposing HIV Virus

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As previously reported, Pastor Craig Lamar Davis (pictured above)at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he was once a preacher  and a pillar of leadership in the community.

. Former Pastor Craig Davis had unprotected sex with several women knowing that he was infected with HIV. He has been found guilty of having sex with women without disclosing his HIV status

During his trial in Clayton County, Ga., Davis’ lawyers claimed that his HIV diagnosis was inaccurate. They suggested that Davis’ results were wrong because of his crack addiction. However, prosecutors pointed out that Davis continued to take anti-viral medication to treat the virus.

One victim said that she had sex with Davis four times and he never told her of his status. Davis said that he told another woman of his status and she continued to sleep with him. She said they had sex six or more times each week. She tested positive for HIV.

Davis was convicted of HIV-reckless conduct. He could face 20 years in prison

Read more: http://www.maddnesslive.com/pastor-arrested-for-passing-hiv-virus/

Source:Rollingut -Amir Shaw