The parents of slain teenager Jordan Davis have spoken out about Saturday’s verdict in which 47-year-old Michael Dunn was found guilty of attempted murder after shooting into a carful of teens. Jurors were unable to agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder after 31 hours of deliberation.
Jordan’s mother Lucia McBath addressed the press following the decision:
“It’s been a long, long road and we’re so very happy to have just a little bit of closure. It’s sad for Mr. Dunn that he will live the rest of his life in that sense of torment. I will pray for him. I will ask my family to pray for him, but we are so grateful for the charges that have been brought against him. We are so grateful for the truth. We are so grateful that the jurors were able to understand the common sense of it all.”
Ronald Davis, Jordan’s father, went on to say:
“We don’t accept a law that would allow collateral damage among our children. We raise good kids … we expect the law to be behind us.”
State Attorney Angela Corey said her office is considering a retrial of Dunn on a first-degree murder charge.