On November 23, 2012, Michael Dunn pulled into a gas station in Jacksonville, parking next to a red Dodge Durango full of teenagers. The teens had pulled in for gum and cigarettes; Dunn, meanwhile, had just left his son’s wedding with his fiancee, who’d gone inside the convenience store for wine and chips. Dunn didn’t like the loud music coming from the teens’ SUV. So he asked them to turn it down.
What followed next depends on whom you believe. Dunn claimed Davis threatened him, and he decided to take matter into his own hands upon seeing what he thought was the barrel of a gun sticking out of the Durango. Attorneys for the state of Florida hammered Dunn throughout the trial for shooting into a car of unarmed teenagers because of his rage on Nov. 23, 2012, then leaving the scene without calling police.
Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis. Judge Russell Healey sent jurors off to begin deliberations with lengthy instructions. The jury deliberated for three hours Wednesday night and are set to reconvene at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, according to reports. While everyone awaits a decision in the trial, here’s a recap of the case. To conclude that Davis’ killing was justifiable, the defense will have to have proved that Dunn was resisting an attempt by Davis to murder Dunn or commit a felony against him. If Dunn is found guilty, he faces up to life in prison.
A jury on Saturday night convicted a Florida man on four charges related to his shooting into an SUV full of teenagers during an argument over loud music, but could not decide on the most serious charge murder. Michael Dunn was found guilty on four charges, including three for attempted second-degree murder, which could land him behind bars for decades. Yet there was no verdict on the first-degree murder charge tied to the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.