Man Who Shot Black Teen Over ‘Loud Music’ and Claimed ‘Self-Defense’ Sentenced to Life Plus 90 Years
Michael Dunn, the Florida man convicted of murdering an unarmed black teenager because he was playing his music “too loud,” has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole plus 90 years.
In court, the 47-year-old testified that he was “defending himself” from an “armed threat” and fired 10 rounds at an SUV with four unarmed teens inside. The attack killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Convicted of first-degree murder, Dunn was sentenced to life without parole. He received another 90 years in prison for three counts of attempted murder of the other three teens in the car. Only Davis was injured.
Prosecutors said Dunn and Davis had an argument about the loud rap music coming from the car.
It took the jury, composed of 10 white jurors and two black jurors, just hours to reach a guilty verdict.
In February, the jury deadlocked after deliberating the murder charge for four days but convicted him of attempted murder of the other three teens in the car.
State Attorney Angela Corey says that Dunn leaving the scene and not calling 911 after the incident was clear evidence of his guilt.
“Our justice system works,” said Judge Russell Healey. “This case demonstrates that our justice system does work.”