A recent article in The Guardian discusses the case of Michael Dunn who was recently found guilty of attempted second-degree murder over shooting a teenager, Jordan Davis, in a dispute at a gas station over loud music, but the jury was unable to reach a decision as to whether Dunn was guilty of first-degree murder, and the Jacksonville judge declared a mistrial.

During the trial, prosecutors focused on several inconsistencies in Dunn’s testimony, including that he and his wife drove two and a half hours to their home the morning after the shooting without notifying the police about the shooting, even though Dunn knew by then that Davis was dead.

Barry I. Slotnick told the Guardian that despite the verdict, prosecutors had learned from mistakes made in the Zimmerman case. “Regardless, they did a much better job of presenting the case to the jury,” he said. “There are mixed opinions about Stand Your Ground but nobody has the absolute right to shoot and kill or injure somebody without a reasonable belief that their own life or safety is in danger.” 

Read the full article – “Florida Loud Music Trial: Jury Fails to Reach Principal Murder Verdict” (The Guardian, February 17, 2014)