Florida jury convicts man of attempted murder in loud music murder trial

February 16, 2014 06:21

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A north Florida jury convicted a white, middle-aged man on Saturday of three counts of attempted murder for opening fire on a car of black teenagers during an argument over loud rap music, but could not reach a verdict on a murder charge for the killing of a 17-year-old in the car.

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot in November 2012, killing black teen Jordan Davis.

The jury said it was deadlocked on the most serious charge of first-degree murder against Dunn, forcing judge Russell Healey to declare a mistrial on that count.

The failure to reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge is a blow for the prosecution and the Davis family. But Dunn still faces a sentence of at least 60 years in jail for the attempted murder convictions against the three other teens in the SUV, legal analysts said.

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