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Florida Man Convicted of 1st Degree Murder in Retrial for Killing Unarmed Black Teen

HeadlineOct 02, 2014

A Florida jury has convicted Michael Dunn of first-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in an argument over loud music at a gas station in Jacksonville. It was Dunn’s second trial after a jury deadlocked on the first-degree charge earlier this year. Dunn, who is white, shot at the vehicle carrying Davis and his friends 10 times. He then fled the scene, went to a hotel with his fiancée and ordered pizza. He never called the police. The first jury had convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted murder for shooting at Jordan Davis’ friends, who survived. After the new verdict on Wednesday, Davis’ mother, Lucy McBath, said the conviction marks a victory for all black victims of racial profiling.

Lucy McBath: “We are very grateful that justice has been served, justice not only for Jordan, but justice for Trayvon and justice for all the nameless faces and children and people that will never have a voice.”

Dunn faces up to life in prison without parole.

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