Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue
Updated: Sunday, February 16 2014, 11:55 PM CST
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Mixed reactions across the country following Saturday's verdict in Florida's "loud music" trial. A jury deadlocked on a First Degree Murder charge, but found the defendant guilty on several lesser counts. The case is drawing comparisons to the George Zimmeran/Trayvon Martin trial with similar outrage against the verdict. Crinstina Mutchler has more. Crowds outside the Jacksonville courthouse erupted upon hearing the verdict. The Florida jury was unable to agree on whether Michael Dunn committed murder or acted in self defense when he shot 17 year old Jordan Davis in November 2012. This was the most serious charge Dunn faced. However, the jury did find him Guilty on 3 counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Shooting into a Car. Prosecutors say Dunn meant to kill Davis and 3 of his friends when he fired his gun at their SUV, after an argument over loud music in a Jacksonville parking lot. Following the verdict, Davis' parents spoke to the media.
Dunn's attorney says there was no winner in this case. Meanwhile, the prosecution plans to push for another trial. The 12 person jury deliberated for over 30 hours for 4 days.
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