A Florida man charged with shooting a teenager to death over loud music was found guilty in the retrial of his first-degree murder case. The verdict was reached after less than six hours of deliberations.
Michael Dunn, 47, was accused of killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012. He was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February, but the jury in that trial was deadlocked on the first-degree murder count. He already faced at least 60 years in prison and, with a conviction of first-degree murder, faces life without parole.
Dunn and his fiancee, Rhonda Rouer, had stopped at a Jacksonville convenience store on their way back from Dunn’s son’s wedding the night they encountered Davis. Rouer was inside buying chips and wine when Dunn got into an argument with four teens in an SUV next to him and allegedly started shooting when the teens refused to turn down their music. One of the shots killed Davis.
— Global Grind News (@GlobalGrindNews) October 1, 2014
I wish this changed things. I wish this made everything OK. But it doesn’t for Jordan Davis. He is still dead. He could have been nothing, he could have been great. But we’ll never know because he is gone.
I wish this changed how we interact, but it doesn’t, especially in gun happy Texas, but it doesn’t. I have to assume that everyone out there has a gun on them and that they are afraid of me to the point that they would pull it out and end my life over little to nothing.
I wish this changed how I would talk to my son or daughter about dealing with people but it doesn’t. At this point I am convinced that I won’t be having any children because I am not offering up a lamb to be slaughtered by this country.
I wish this changed things, but it just doesn’t.