Michael Dunn, 47, has been found guilty of 4 counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of firing a deadly weapon. A mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis. Fearful in America it’s clearly open season on young black men in this country.
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Michael Dunn, 47, gunned down Davis at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23rd, 2012. Dunn claims that he felt threatened by the teen — who was sitting inside of an SUV with friends — and loud music coming from the vehicle, so he sprayed the vehicle with nine bullets before driving away, leaving Davis to die in a friend’s arms. None of the young men had weapons.
The jury, composed of four White women, two Black women, four White men, one Asian woman and one Hispanic man, had to decide whether or not to convict Dunn of first-degree murder, or lesser charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree attempted murder and attempted manslaughter.
Dunn was initially charged with 2nd-degree murder but his charges were upgraded to 1st-degree murder, in addition to three counts of attempted murder for each of Davis’ friends who were inside of the SUV.
Dunn claims that he was “standing his ground” because he was in fear for his life, even though there was no weapon and Davis never left the vehicle.
The state of FLORIDA plans on going after a first degree murder charge. Stay tuned to this ever evolving story.
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