Michael Dunn Convicted of Attempted Murder; Jury Can’t Decide on Murder
(CNN) — The Florida jury in the case of Michael Dunn has found him guilty on four charges, including three for attempted second-degree murder, but they couldn’t reach a verdict on the most significant charge — first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis.
After the decisions were read out Saturday night in court, Judge Russell Healey — who moments before had said that the jury had reached a verdict on all counts — declared a mistrial on the murder count.
This possibility had seemingly been floated around since 4:45 p.m. Saturday, when the 12 jurors sent a note saying they’d decided on four of the five counts that Dunn faces. But they hadn’t unanimously reached a verdict “on count 1 or any of the lesser included offenses related to it.”
Count 1 is first-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Davis.
So at least one Juror believed Dunn’s cock-and-bull story about Davis having a shotgun, even though nobody else saw this gun, the police never found a gun, and eyewitnesses testified they never saw the kids in the SUV take anything out of the car to hide. Oh, and Dunn forgot to mention this gun to his own girlfreind at any point during the next two days.
Fuck Florida. Fuck Fucking Florida.