Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Teen Over Loud Music

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Michael Dunn
ABC News 

Michael Dunn, the Florida man found guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed teen Jordan Davis over loud music, has been sentenced to life without parole, according to NBC News.

Dunn, 47, had previously been convicted on three counts of second-degree attempted murder after he shot into a vehicle carrying four teens in November 2012. In January that jury found Dunn guilty of attempted murder and he was sentenced to 90 years in prison plus another 15 years for firing into an occupied vehicle, NBC reports. The jury however, declared a mistrial on the first-degree-murder charges he faced in the shooting death of Jordan, 17.


According to NBC News, Jordan's father read a statement during the testimony portion of the sentencing, which lasted about an hour. In total, Dunn will serve life plus 105 years in prison.

"Our justice system works," Judge Russell Healey said at the hearing, according to NBC News. "This case demonstrates that our justice system does work."

Read more at NBC News.

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