New Trial, New Results: Michael Dunn is Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Will Get Life in Prison

New Trial, New Results: Michael Dunn is Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Will Get Life in Prison

Michael Dunn, takes the stand in his own defense during his trial in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Dunn is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville, Fla. convenient story in 2012. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)
Michael Dunn, takes the stand in his own defense during his trial in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Dunn is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville, Fla. convenient story in 2012. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

 

(Florida Times-Union) – No one but Michael Dunn will ever truly know what he was thinking on Black Friday in 2012 when he pulled a gun out of his glove compartment and shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

But Dunn, a Brevard County man who was in Jacksonville for his son’s wedding, will spend the rest of his life in prison to reflect on why he chose to fire those fatal shots. Wednesday afternoon a jury of seven white men, three white women, one black man and one black woman found him guilty of first-degree murder.

A gasp was heard as the verdict was read and appeared to come from Lucia McBath, Davis’ mother. Dunn remained expressionless and stayed stone-faced as the jury was polled to make sure this was the verdict.

Under Florida law Dunn must be sentenced to prison for life with no possibility of parole for the murder of Davis. He also faces a minimum of 60 years for the attempted murders of Leland Brunson, Tommie Stornes and Tevin Thompson, friends of Davis who were in the Dodge Durango with Davis when he died.

“Michael Dunn will never, ever get out,” said State Attorney Angela Corey, who personally prosecuted Dunn.

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