Jordan Davis' mom blames law for son's death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The mother of Jordan Davis is speaking out once again about her son's November 2012 shooting death.

Lucia McBath is the author of a new opinion editorial that appears in Friday's edition of USA Today, a sister publication of First Coast News.

In the piece, McBath reveals what she believes is to blame for her son's death. She also acknowledges the role race played in the high-profile case.

Davis, who was African-American, was shot and killed by Michael Dunn, 47, at a south side Jacksonville gas station after the two got into an argument over loud music.

Dunn, who is white, claimed self-defense and was not convicted of first-degree murder this month after the jury at his trial deadlocked on the charge.

He was, though, convicted on four other charges related to Davis' death and faces around 75 years in prison when is sentenced late next month.

Prosecutors confirmed this week they are seeking to retry Dunn on first-degree murder, which McBath previously told First Coast News she supports.

You can read her op-ed here.


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