Florida resident Michael Dunn may be preparing for a long stint behind bars after a jury reached a verdict over the killing of an unarmed teenager nearly two years ago.
Dunn was found guilty on multiple counts of attempted murder on Saturday (February 15).
After deliberating for more than 30 hours over four days, the jury convicted Michael Dunn, 47, of three counts of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle, but deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge, prompting the judge in the case to declare a mistrial on that charge. (NBC News)
While he must wait until next month for sentencing, a mistrial on the first-degree murder charge has temporarily helped Dunn avoid life behind bars.
Sentencing on the other charges was set for March 24. Dunn still faces at least 60 years in prison on the lesser counts. He could face a sentence of life in prison if he was convicted on the first-degree murder charge on retrial. (NBC News)
Slain victim Jordan Davis‘ father made sure to speak out following the ruling.
Ron Davis was pleased that Dunn face 60 years or more in prison for the attempted murder charges. “He is going to learn that he must be remorseful for the killing of my son, that it was not just another day at the office. My son will never be just another day at the office where (Dunn) can leave the scene and be stoic,” he told reporters. (CNN)
Back in December 2012, rap star 50 Cent hopped onto his Twitter page and brought the national story to his millions of followers’ attention.
“First Trayvon Martin now Jordan Davis killed in a gas station for playing music to loud whats next.SMSaudio,” Fif tweeted Tuesday (December 4).
“The state of Florida does not value black and white life the same. Why isn’t this being covered? JORDAN DAVIS”
“Do you no who Jordan Davis is ? TURN YOUR MUSIC UP #########SMSaudio”
“He might say hip hop shot Jordan Davis RT@SaviSenga:@50cent I read about this I’m 18 and this Angers me.I wonder … http://tmi.me/BBMJV”
“We don’t know if it was over color but I bet everything I have the music was hip hop they were playing loud. SMSaudio” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
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