Michael Dunn Convicted Of Attempted Murder; Jury Hung On Murder Charge
Michael Dunn was convicted of attempted murder in the death of Jordan Davis, but the jury couldn’t decide on the charge of first degree murder. Dunn fired his gun into a car of black teenagers because he thought their music was too loud. Davis died as a result.
State Attorney Angela Corey said her office would consider seeking a retrial of Dunn on a first-degree murder charge.
Meanwhile, defense attorney Cory Strolla said he plans to appeal based on several issues, including how the jury could reach guilty verdicts on four counts and deadlock on another.
Dunn was charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis, of Marietta, Ga., in 2012 after the argument over loud music coming from the SUV occupied by Davis and three friends outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Dunn, who is white, had described the music to his fiancee as “thug music.” He claimed he acted in self-defense.