Michael Dunn, Who Shot Black Teen Over Loud Music, Guilty Of First-Degree Murder
Two years ago, 47-year-old Michael Dunn got into an argument with a teenager named Jordan Davis outside a convenience store in Jacksonville. The dispute was over loud music.
Dunn wanted Davis to turn the music coming from his Dodge Durango down, but Davis wouldn't comply and the verbal exchange continued.
In the end, Dunn ended up killing Davis, firing 10 shots into his vehicle. Dunn claimed that he feared for his life and saw a gun in the car, but no weapon was ever found.
Jordan Davis was only 17 years old.
On Wednesday, Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder and faces life in prison without parole. His sentencing date has not been set yet.
A previous trial was held over this case in February in which the jury found Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder and firing into an occupied vehicle. A mistrial was ultimately declared, however, as the jury deliberated for over 30 hours surrounding a first-degree murder charge. They could not reach a decision.
During the second trial, it took the jury only six hours to come to a decision.
Jordan Davis' parents are happy with the decision, but it still will not bring their son back. Likewise, this is yet another tragic example of needless gun violence in the United States.