First Coast Connect
11:56 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Jacksonville Reacts To The Michael Dunn Verdict

Michael Dunn's mugshot. Dunn was convicted Saturday on three counts of second-degree attempted murder.

The nation is still talking about Saturday’s very closely watched verdict in the murder trial of Michael Dunn.

The 47-year-old Dunn was convicted on three counts of second-degree attempted murder, but the jury could not reach a verdict on first-or-second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after about 30 hours of deliberations.

State Attorney Angela Corey says she’ll retry Dunn on that first-degree murder charge.

Dunn now faces what amounts to a life sentence—60 plus years in prison.

Meanwhile, critics of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law are using the verdict to bolster their argument that the statute needs a fresh look.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, professor of sociology at the University of North Florida, joined Melissa Ross to discuss the verdict and hear your reaction.

First Coast Connect: The University of North Florida's Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder on the Michael Dunn verdict.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

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