Recently jury verdict against Mr. Dunn
The case of Mr. Dunn is too long, it's been 6 days now finally ended the session. Listen completeness here.
Recently jury verdict against Mr. Dunn
After four days of meetings, the jury in the trial of a Florida man race tinged leaving another storm over the self defense laws state when he shot a teenager to death in a parking lot during a dispute over loud music, man was Michael Dunn. Mesih Jury undecided whether Mr. Dunn was acting to protect himself or is guilty guilty of murder. The jury did not find Mr. Dunn guilty of three counts of second-degree attempted murder to get out of his car and shot several times in the Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle in which Jordan Davis, 17, was killed. Three other teens, the subject of charges of attempted murder, were in the car, but it did not happen. Mr. Dunn continued firing even when the vehicle pulled away. On the murder conviction, he could be sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Mistrial on the count of first-degree murder, which is only applied in the death of Mr. Davis, this is expressed by Judge Russell L. Healey Duval County. The jury also failed to reach agreement on lesser charges are automatically included in the jury instructions. They are the second and third levels of homicide and murder. State attorney for Jacksonville, Angela Corey, said immediately after the verdict that he plans to try Mr. Dunn on first-degree murder. Ms Corey said he hoped the jury would explain why they can not agree that the costs, which can help the team in a new trial.
Parents Mr Davis, who wept after the verdict, said they were grateful for the jury 's decision to convict Mr. Dunn attempted murder and will await his retrial. They say that this has become, the old road, and were very happy to have a bit of closure. Cory Strolla, Mr. Dunn 's lawyer, said that Mr. Dunn shock over this decision.
" There are no winners, everyone lost," said Mr. Strolla." It's hard to call it a victory."
Mr. Dunn penalty trial was expected to take place in March. It also drew renewed attention to the law of self defense expansive Florida that allows people who say that they feel threatened to use deadly force to protect themselves. The trial began six months after the decision in another high-profile case that focused on race.
12 The jury which had been sequestered since February 6, it also does not have a black man, they consisted of four white men, four white women, two black women, Hispanic man and one woman Asia - America. Some black leaders expressed disappointment that there are no black men on the jury. Prosecutors argued that Mr. Dunn did not shoot Mr. Davis to defend himself, as he testified. He shot him, they said, because he was angry that when he asked a teenager to turn down the music booming from their vehicle in a gas station parking lot - Mr. Dunn explained to her fiance as a" thug music".
Mr. Dunn left the scene and did not call 911 or the police after the shooting. Prosecutors say his behavior does not match the actions of a man who had been shot in self-defense. They also argue that Mr. Dunn had enough time to ponder before the shoot, which is why they accused him of murder. Ken Jefferson said that this decision will not sit well with the black community in Jacksonville, vice president for Operation Save Our Sons, a group that tries to help the young people in Jacksonville, where blacks make up 30 percent of the population.
Mr. Dunn, who testified on Tuesday, told the jury that Mr. Davis had a gun pointed at him from the window Durango, threatened to kill her and then tried to get out of the car. Only then, Mr. Dunn said, that he reached into his glove box, unholstered his 9-millimeter pistol, put a round in the chamber, and shot 10 times." That's Jordan Davis is increasing to the point where I had no choice but to defend itself, It is a life or death" said Ken Jefferson
But prosecutors actually have the opinion that Mr. Dunn has been making up stories about guns to support his defense statement. this is supported by the fact that the police never found a gun, and no witness ever reported seeing one. The teen testified that none of them had a gun in the car. That's why no one shot back at Mr. Dunn, prosecutors said. The trial, which lasted six days before the discussion begins on Wednesday, is the latest courtroom test for broad self- defense laws of Florida, including the so-called - Stand your ground provision. Under the law, Mr. Dunn just have been convinced that he saw the gun, whether or not one was present.
Since the death of their child, the Davises have been working to try to change Florida law self defense, including the provision Stand your ground, which gives wide latitude to the people who believe that they face a threat. Prosecutors described Mr. Dunn as people who feel threatened soon as he sees youth as" gangsters." Mr. Strolla denied that idea and said Mr. Dunn has maintained that was violent rap subculture, not race, that influence the behavior of Mr. Davis. Legal analysts say the defense has a relatively weak case because only Mr Dunn said he saw the gun, and her fiancé's testimony undermine his credibility. To support his claim, Mr. Dunn was forced to testify, it is always a risky move because it opens the defendant to cross-examination.
But there are weaknesses in the prosecution case.
Mr Strolla repeatedly told the jury that no guns had been found because the police had failed to search thoroughly for it. The teens, he said, had three minutes to hide the weapon after they went to a nearby lot to avoid the shot.
Mr. Strolla also highlighted what he said were inconsistencies in the testimony of the juvenile and dubious witnesses who said he had heard Mr Dunn said,"You will not speak to me like that" before grabbing his gun.
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