A Duval County jury returns its verdict on five counts against Michael Dunn in the death of Jordan Davis.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Dunn was found guilty of three counts of second degree attempted murder Saturday night and one count of throwing or shooting a deadly missile at an occupied vehicle in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the most serious charge of first-degree murder. That charge will be counted as a mistrial.
A Duval County jury deliberated since 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, around 30 hours, before returning a verdict on the following five counts:
One count of first-degree murder.
Three counts of attempted second degree murder.
One count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile at an occupied vehicle.
According to First Coast News Legal Analyst Richard Kuritz, Dunn could face 20 years for each of the three attempted murder charges.
Dunn admitted to police that he shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis November 2012 in the parking lot of the Gate gas station on Jacksonville's Southside. Cory Strolla, Dunn's attorney, argued that Dunn fired at an SUV carrying Davis in self defense after he saw a weapon. The argument between Davis and Dunn allegedly started over loud music.
The key argument made by Strolla was that the bushes and dumpsters around the gas station were not searched until days after the shooting. Strolla argued the passengers in the SUV could have disposed of a weapon before police arrived.
Emotional testimony from Davis' friends and Rhonda Rouer, Dunn's fiancée, highlighted the trial which began February 3 with jury selection. Witnesses, first responders and crime scene technicians also testified at the Duval County Courthouse.
A wrongful death civil lawsuit was settled in December 2013 with Davis' parents and the other passengers inside the red SUV the night Davis was shot.
The trial brought national attention to Jacksonville. It was featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News and other national media who drew comparisons to the murder trial of George Zimmerman. A large pool of media parked outside the Duval County Courthouse in an area named "Media City".