Are you aware of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in the state of Florida? Well another man Michael Dunn is currently standing trial for a crime pretty similar.
Michael Dunn is accused of murder after he shot and killed a teenager in a gas station parking lot during an argument over blaring rap music. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens in Jacksonville in November 2012, killing 17-year-old black teen Jordan Davis. Michael went on about his merry way with his fiancée, ordered pizze, drank rum and walked their dog back at their hotel room, and never even contacted the police himself.
The trial has drawn international attention because of racial overtones and Dunn’s claims of self-defense. Dunn testified earlier this week that he began shooting in a state of panic after he thought he saw the barrel of a gun in the back window as Davis started to get out of the car. Michael Dunn said on the stand “My intent was to stop the attack, not necessarily end a life, he testified, it just worked out that way.”
The jury so far have taken four days to deliberate, why so long? Legal analysts said questions asked by the 12-member jury in recent days indicated they may be deadlocked on at least one of the five charges, which include one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.
If convicted on the four lesser counts, Dunn would still be looking at up to 60 years in prison due to strict sentencing guidelines in Florida for crimes committed with a gun.
So what we saying Guilty or Not Guilty?