We the jury are pretty sure this Dunn fellow tried to kill all these kids, but we're not sure about the one he succeeded in killing
In November 2012, Dunn pulled into a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store parking lot, got into an argument about the volume of the music coming from the stereo of an SUV parked next to him, and ended up firing 10 rounds into the side of the SUV, killing Jordan Davis, because Dunn claims he saw the kid had a gun - which turned out not to exist.
Dunn and his girlfriend then went back to their motel, ordered pizza, got a good night's sleep (cause shooting people is hard work) and drove home 130 miles to South Patrick Shores in Brevard County the next day. Finally, Dunn called police and reported what he had done, but probably not until Dunn did his laundry and made sure that it was neatly folded and put back in the dresser.
This man genuinely seems to think that the presence of black teenagers and loud music justified everything he did - they were mouthy thugs, and he was a man who didn't have to take it, because his glove compartment contained a 9mm equalizer. This is a man who cried while thinking about his 7-month old puppy,
but not about the teenager he killed. His testimony was all about how he felt threatened, and the scary black teenagers in the SUV were talking about murdering him, and so he had no choice, really.
Dunn swears he heard Davis call him a "cracker." That played well with George Zimmerman's fans, surely, so maybe it helped Michael Dunn get some Flor-i-duh jury sympathy too, right? And then comes the Charles Bronson Moment: Dunn says he asked the menacing teens if he was the "m-f'er" that they were talking about killing, and then he saw Davis raise the imagined gun that police never found, and Davis very definitely said, "Youíre dead, bitch," so what choice did Dunn have?
It was just like a movie! A movie where the peaceable and responsible white gun owner who's been pushed too far regains his power by putting down the black thug who's coming to kill him.
All the evidence shows that Davis was shot while sitting in the back seat of the SUV, not while outside the vehicle.
The jury came back with guilty verdicts for four charges of shooting a gun and attempted murder for the teenagers he did not succeed in killing, and a hung jury on murder in the first degree of Jordan Davis, the kid he did murder. This means the jury also deadlocked on lesser included charges, such as manslaughter - which means at least one person on the jury agreed that Michael Dunn was reasonably scared for his life while shooting 10 bullets at a car speeding away, and with no return fire.
Dunn claimed he acted in self defense under "Stand Your Ground." Dunn even remembered to say that he was "afraid."
Remember! "I was afraid" is an even better get out of jail free card than "I forgot."