A jury has found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a slain Florida teen.
The 47-year-old shot and killed Jordan Davis outside of a convenience store in November 2012. The two had an argument over loud music that was coming from Davis’ car.
During the trial, Dunn said he feared for his life when he opened fire in November 2012. Prosecutors say Dunn killed Davis when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying four teenagers.
Dunn said the problems started when he and his fiancee heard loud bass thumping from an SUV parked next to them after they pulled into a convenience store to buy a bottle of wine. Dunn had just come from his son’s wedding.
“I put my window down … and I said ‘Hey, would you mind turning that down please?'” Dunn said.
Testimony from the other teenagers in the case said Dunn was angry when he asked them to turn the music down.
The music was turned off for a short time, Dunn said, until he heard a voice from the SUV’s backseat yelling curse words, telling someone in front to turn it back up.
Dunn said he was not angry when the music was turned back up, but then things got heated.
“I hear ‘…. white boy’ just impolite things are being said,” Dunn said.
Dunn said the man in the backseat then rolled the window down and flashed a gun.
“I saw the barrel of a gun. I’m petrified. I’m in fear for my life this guy just threatened to kill me and showed me a gun,” Dunn said.
Police found no weapons in Davis’ car or near the crime scene. Dunn continued firing as the vehicle sped away.
In February, Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and already faces at least 60 years in prison.
Justice served. While the verdict cannot bring Jordan Davis back, hopefully it will bring peace to his family.
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