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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.
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.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

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