Saturday, February 15, 2014
The Good News
A semblance of order has been restored to the universe. After deliberating for 33 hours, the jury in the Michael Dunn case convicted of him of 3 counts of attempted murder in the second degree involving Tommy Stornes, Tevin Thompson and Leeland Brunson. Each crime was committed with a firearm. It also convicted him of discharging a firearm into a vehicle.
Dunn must be sentenced to a minimum of 75 years and could be sentenced up to a maximum of 105 years.
Since he is 47-years-old, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
There do not appear to be any issues for appeal that are likely to result in reversal of his conviction.
The Bad News
The jury was unable to reach a verdict as to count 1, which charged him with the premeditated murder of Jordan Davis. We do not know what the split was about or the vote because the jurors declined to talk to the press.
State Attorney Angela Corey announced that her office will retry Dunn on count 1.
Dunn remains in custody and is scheduled to be sentence the week of March 24th.
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