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Mark Rubin on WOKV: Alexander plea deal is a 'win-win'

By Gene Wexler

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Jacksonville mother Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal which effectively ends her court system battles dating back to August 2010 when she was first charged with three counts of domestic aggravated assault.

More than four years later, Alexander is pleading guilty to all three felony charges.  Similar to the plea deal offered to her before her first trial, the state is agreeing to waive the 20-year minimum mandatory sentence for each charge.  Instead of facing 60 years in prison, Alexander is sentenced to three years in jail.