Justice for Jordan Davis: Michael Dunn found guilty of attempted murder, hung jury on first-degree murder charge
A Florida jury has found a man charged with attempted murder guilty, but could not reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge stemming from an altercation over loud music at a gas station in 2012.
Michael Dunn, 46, shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis after getting into a dispute. He will be retried for the first-degree murder charge.
Michael David Dunn faces at least 60 years inside a prison cell for firing 10 bullets toward a group of teenagers in a sport-utility vehicle during an escalating argument over booming rap music in a gasoline station parking lot.
But they deadlocked on whether Dunn murdered Jordan Davis, 17, when he shot at the SUV. Three of the nine bullets that hit the car struck Davis, who was in the rear passenger seat. The gunfire missed the other teens.
After almost 32 hours of deliberations over four days — on the eve of what would have been Davis’s 19th birthday — a Duval County jury convicted Dunn on three counts of second-degree attempted murder Saturday night.
Jurors also convicted Dunn of shooting or throwing a deadly missile; a felony punishable by up the 15 years in prison.
Each count carries a 20 year minimum mandatory sentence, all of them running consecutively. Circuit Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on the count of first-degree murder. State Attorney Angela Corey announced plans to re-try Dunn on the charge after the verdict.
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