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Jacksonville Reacts To The Michael Dunn Verdict

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

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.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.