Michael Dunn has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 105 years, without parole for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old black teenager Jordan Davis.
Michael Dunn, 47, was charged with killing Davis outside a convenience store. Dunn said he pulled into the store parking lot next to an SUV occupied by Davis and three teens who were playing loud music. Dunn said he asked them to lower the volume, and at first they did.
Dunn, who is white, said he heard the teens, who are black, in the car yell “cracker” and turn up the music. Dunn said Davis yelled a threat and got out of the car with what Dunn said he thought was a shotgun. Dunn, who has a concealed carry permit, grabbed his pistol and fired ten shots at the car. He then drove off and continued living his life as if he had not committed murder.
In February, a jury found Dunn guilty of 3 counts of attempted second-degree murder, but deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge, prompting the judge to order a new trial.
A second Jacksonville jury found Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Oct. 1.