Protesters: Free Marissa Alexander, remove Angela Corey

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Edward James left his dream job at Google to return home to Florida to fight for different causes.

Thursday, he landed in Tallahassee to take the governor a message involving the Marissa Alexander case and head prosecutor Angela Corey.

"We're calling for Governor Rick Scott and his administration to at the very least suspend Angela Corey," James said.

He joined others in delivering 100,000 signatures with those demands.

The governor wasn't there, but a staffer came out and accepted them.

Alexander fired off a gun near her estranged husband during a domestic dispute. She said it was a warning shot to keep him away and she was arrested and sentenced to 20 years.

"As the people we expect, as citizens to be treated with justice," said Melissa Byrne, part of the group protesting.

Some Florida lawmakers say judges have been confused over the 10-20-Life gun law when it comes to firing off warning shots for self defense.

They recently passed a bill adding warning shots in the language and it could affect Alexander's retrial in Jacksonville if the governor signs the law.

"We'll do all that we can for the freeing of Marissa Alexander and all other people who've been punished unequally under the law," James said.

At her new trial, prosecutors say they are aiming for triple Alexander's last sentence.


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