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Michael Dunn verdict: Convicted of attempted murder - not murder

Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn
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Michael Dunn, 47, has been found guilty on four charges by a Florida jury on Saturday evening, according to a CBS report on Saturday. The charges of which Dunn has been found guilty include three charges of attempted second-degree murder. The jury could not reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge for Jordan Davis’ death.

Jordan Davis, 17, is the teen who was shot dead after an altercation erupted when Dunn asked persons inside a vehicle outside a gas station to turn down loud music. Dunn claimed he felt threatened and said his shooting was in self defense.

Florida’s State Attorney Angela Corey said that the prosecutors would go for a new trial on the first-degree murder charge in Duval County, Florida.

The case became another racial discussion for Florida as the Dunn case was repeatedly compared to the George Zimmerman-shooting of Trayvon Martin – which happened about 120 miles south of this incident. Both involved a non-black man shooting a black teen. Dunn is white and Zimmerman is Hispanic.

With the multiple charges being deemed guilty, Dunn will spend 60 years - the rest of his life - in prison.