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Florida Man Convicted Of First-Degree Murder For Killing Black Teen In Loud Music Dispute

Michael Dunn, 47, will be sentenced to life in prison for the November 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

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A Florida jury has convicted Michael Dunn of first-degree murder for the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida.

The jury of seven white men, three white women, one black man, and one black woman deliberated for five and a half hours before returning a verdict in the retrial for the November 2012 killing of the black teenager by Dunn.

On Nov. 23, 2012, Dunn fatally shot Davis outside a Jacksonville gas station while he was parked in an SUV with three friends. The 47-year-old Dunn got into an argument with the teens over loud music and was allegedly threatened by Davis. Dunn shot multiple rounds into the car, hitting only Davis.

In February, Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and weapons charges. The jury was hung on the first-degree murder charge for the killing of Davis. Jury deliberations in the first trial lasted 32 hours.

Under Florida law, Dunn must be sentenced to life without parole for the first-degree murder charge. He is already facing more than 60 years for the other charges he was convicted of during the first trial.

His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Dunn didn't show any expression during verdict. #dunntrial

Larry Hannan@LarryHannanFollow

Dunn didn't show any expression during verdict. #dunntrial

3:52 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Parents of #JordanDavis are crying. #DunnTrial

Leslie Coursey@LeslieANjaxFollow

Parents of #JordanDavis are crying. #DunnTrial

3:50 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dunn could end up getting two life sentences. #dunntrial

Larry Hannan@LarryHannanFollow

Dunn could end up getting two life sentences. #dunntrial

4:04 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But in laymans terms, barring a successful appeal, dunn will die in prison. #dunntrial

Larry Hannan@LarryHannanFollow

But in laymans terms, barring a successful appeal, dunn will die in prison. #dunntrial

4:06 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Outside courtroom, lots of tears & hugs among Davis family, attys, supporters. #dunntrial

Rhema Thompson@RhemaThompsonFollow

Outside courtroom, lots of tears & hugs among Davis family, attys, supporters. #dunntrial

4:04 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Happening Now: Family of #jordandavis speaking. #dunntrial

Rhema Thompson@RhemaThompsonFollow

Happening Now: Family of #jordandavis speaking. #dunntrial

4:36 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ron Davis: "We must as Americans do a better job of loving each other." #dunntrial

Rhema Thompson@RhemaThompsonFollow

Ron Davis: "We must as Americans do a better job of loving each other." #dunntrial

4:38 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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