Florida Jury Starts Deliberations In Jordan Davis Murder Case [Photo]
Okay…now this is REALLY getting out of hand. Again??? If you haven’t heard about this case, here’s what happened… A middle-aged software engineer opened fire on a black teenager because he felt disrespected when the 17-year-old refused to turn down the rap music blaring from his car, a prosecutor told a Florida jury in closing arguments on Wednesday. Defense attorneys countered, saying Michael Dunn, 47, who is white, acted in self-defense when he shot Jordan Davis and was justified in using deadly force.
The trial, which has drawn international attention because of racial overtones and claims of self-defense, was put in the hands of a jury on Wednesday. Davis was out on the town with friends when the argument broke out. Prosecutors said Davis used foul language when confronting Dunn, but that he was unarmed and never posed a physical threat.
“Jordan Davis didn’t have a weapon. He had a big mouth. That man wasn’t going to stand for it, and it cost Jordan Davis his life,” Assistant State Attorney John Guy said, wrapping up the prosecution’s case at the end of a week-long trial.
“This case is not about self-defense. It’s about self-denial,” he added.
The case has drawn comparisons to the trial of George Zimmerman, the former central Florida neighborhood watchman who was acquitted last year of murder after saying he shot a 17-year-old unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in self-defense during a struggle.
Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the November 2012 shooting of Jordan Davis. Dunn also faces three charges of attempted murder for firing 10 shots at four teens in the SUV parked in a Jacksonville gas station.
Prosecutors said Dunn overreacted in anger when Davis hurled expletives at him and refused to lower the volume.
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