Michael Dunn verdict - jury hung on murder charge - FOX 13 News

Michael Dunn verdict - jury hung on murder charge

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Convicted of three counts of attempted murder and firing a gun into a car, Michael Dunn, 47, faces between 20 and 105 years in prison. Prosecutors said "as of now" they plan to try him again since the Jacksonville jury could not come to a decision on the first-degree murder charge.

Dunn fired several shots into Jordan Davis' SUV in December 2012 after an argument over loud music blaring from the car.

Dunn is accused of killing Davis who would have turned 19 on Sunday.

Four days of deliberation brought guilty verdicts in four of the five charges.

"We will continue to wait for justice for Jordan," Lucia McBath, Davis' mother said after the verdict.

Prosecutors echoed what McBath and Davis' father Ron said, but the decision to re-try Dunn on first-degree murder could change.

"If the judge says, I'm going to give him 60 years, stack all of the mandatory minimum sentences, that may weigh on the prosecutions decision whether or not to go ahead with another trial," legal expert Felix Vega explained.

If the prosecution and the family of Davis agree on the sentence handed down later next month, Vega predicts the state could decide not to proceed with another trial.

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