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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After four days of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot a teenager to death in a parking lot during a dispute over loud music, said it could not agree on whether Mr. Dunn had acted in self-defense or was guilty of murder. The jurors did find Mr. Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder for getting out of his car, and firing several times at the Durango sport utility vehicle in which Jordan Davis, 17, was killed but three other teenagers were not struck. Mr. Dunn continued to fire at the car even as it pulled away. For that crime, Mr. Dunn he could be sentenced to 20 to 60 years in prison. The judge declared a mistrial on the count of first-degree murder. The jury also failed to reach agreement on lesser charges that are automatically included in jury instructions. Those were second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors are free to move ahead with a new trial on the murder charge, if they wish.
The deadlock means that at least one person on the jury had reasonable doubt about the prosecution’s version of events.
He will be acquitted on appeal. If one person threatened him they all did. Co conspirators to cause boldly harm. If a guy robs a bank the get away driver gets it too even if he didn't know his buddy was robbing a bank. I believe dudes had a gun then ditched it. Dunns story would be too crazy had the guy not had a gun.
reply to post by Kali74
10 shots and no conviction on 2nd degree murder? If one of these kids did have a gun, I'm sure they would have at least gotten off one shot. As far as Dunn saying his life was threatened, I would like to know how much time it would have taken for him to hit the gas peddle and floor the car so he could get away from that situation. A couple of shots would have given him time to take off, but 10?
Who in their right mind would pull away from the gas station and not call 911. To go home as if nothing happened and order a pizza sounds like a guy who has no conscience. This should have been a slam dunk case.
One thing young people should take away from this case, is show some respect, because you never know how mentally unstable someone can be. Your music is not worth losing your life.