Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Michael Dunn verdict: Convicted of attempted murder - not murder

See also

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.

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
    Video
    Video
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
    Sports
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
    Headlines
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison
    Video
    Video