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Another Controversial Stand Your Ground Murder Case in Florida

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Miami New Times

Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station over loud music, now tells police that he acted in self defense and shot the teen because he felt threatened. Some legal experts theorize that Dunn and his attorney will likely try and present a defense based on Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.

Dunn, a resident of Satellite Beach, Florida and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville to attend his son’s wedding. Davis and his friends, including his own girlfriend, has stopped at the gas station after a trip to the mall. Both were waiting outside the Gate gas station on Friday night while each of their girlfriends were inside buying something.

According to police, Dunn was upset that the car Davis and several of his friends were in was blasting loud music. A confrontation ensued and Dunn pulled out a gun and fired 8 or 9 time. The bullets fatally struck the teen.

Now, Dunn’s attorney claims that he felt threatened and was acting in self defense.

Dunn’s attorney Robin Lemonidis told CNN that her client saw a gun barrel through the car’s window and that Davis and his friends had directed a string of profanities at him. That’s why he apparently pulled out a gun and killed Davis.

“When all the evidence has been flushed out, I believe that it will be extremely clear that Mr. Dunn acted as any responsible firearm owner would have under the same circumstances,” says Lemonidis.

There were no guns found inside the teens’ SUV, according to The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department.

Dunn and his girlfriend then fled the scene. Lemonidis claims they were worried that they had encountered gang members.

The attorney’s claims have many speculating that Dunn could use the “Stand Your Grand” law to defend himself in court. Though, few expect the defense to hold up.

“Mr. Dunn is going to have to answer the question, ‘Why did you not call the sheriff’s office?

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» 14 Comments

  1. RANDO

    November 28th, 2012

    Another one of barry’s sons?

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  2. Rick

    November 28th, 2012

    Anti-gunners grasping at straws.

    But that’s two news stories in four days that middle-aged white men have been assholes with guns.

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  3. J Frank Parnell, El Racista

    November 28th, 2012

    Words and then he just started shooting? Not buying it.

    Railroad meet your next Zimmerman.

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  4. Edith McCrotch

    November 28th, 2012

    No self control on either side it seems.

    Maybe some good will come out of it though…

    “Yo’ man turn down da tunes…dis be ol’ whitey nebo’hood…he put a cap in yo ass fo’ sho’!!”

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  5. scottl

    November 28th, 2012

    Take it from the local scene…. This sounds very much like an over-reaction Pumped 9 rounds into the car- never called police afterwards.
    This is nothing like Zimmerman, and isn’t a stand your ground case

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  6. serfer62

    November 28th, 2012

    Sounds justifyable to me on two couts
    Boom box
    Boom Box

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  7. Troy

    November 28th, 2012

    If Mitt Romney had a son…
    Wait, what?

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  8. Steven in Vegas

    November 28th, 2012

    Why didn’t he call the police?

    Not too long ago, the nanny-state warned the public not to use a cell-phone while pumping gas. Doing so could cause the entire place to explode!

    It seems he protected his family twice.

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  9. Anonymous

    November 28th, 2012

    What are the odds he’s a registered democrat?

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  10. Tony R

    November 28th, 2012

    Isn’t that the neighbor from “The Burbs” ?

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  11. anon ahole

    November 29th, 2012

    gotta be guilty aint he, fuggers white, right

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  12. WhiteFalcon1

    November 29th, 2012

    Shit, I would have just shot the cars battery and been done with it! I don’t like rap, either, but I’m not going to shoot someone over their shitty taste in music! Break his cheek bone…maybe, shoot him? NOT!
    Carrying a gun is a HUGE responsibility, using one and then running has consequences!

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 29th, 2012

    WRONG!!

    That scenario called for a hand grenade, not a one-sided shootout.

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 29th, 2012

    O/T: Can’t help but notice the ad over there >>
    for the UNC MBA to help GIs advance their military careers. Didn’t UNC make headlines a month ago for DENYING resident status to military members, even ones who owned homes in North Carolina???

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