Michael Dunn Guilty On Four Counts, Mistrial Declared For Murder Charge
After more than 30 hours of deliberations, a jury has found Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of second-degree attempted murder and firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle. They remained deadlocked on the first charge of first-degree murder, for the killing of Jordan Davis, which was declared a mistrial. The verdict was announced at around 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Dunn was indicted for fatally shooting 17-year-old Davis in a Jacksonville gas station on Nov. 23, 2012, following a dispute over loud music. Three other teens in the car Davis was shot in survived the incident.
The Brevard County software engineer pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree attempted murder, and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile, arguing that during the confrontation he was repeatedly threatened by Davis and feared for his life.
In testimony Dunn said he saw Davis raising a shotgun at him. Prosecutors argued that there was no gun and Dunn snapped after being disrespected by Davis.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 24.
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