Murder Trial to Begin for Man Accused of Killing Jordan Davis

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Michael Dunn.

Posted: 02/03/2014 09:17 AM EST

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the murder trial for Michael Dunn, 47, who is accused of killing Jordan Davis (above), a 17-year-old African-American in November 2012.

Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in slaying Jordan at a gas station. He is claiming self-defense and said he saw a weapon in the teen's car, even though police did not find a gun in the vehicle. 

Jordan's death has been compared to the slaying of Trayvon Martin and brought further attention to controversy over Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws. In October 2013, McBath testifed with Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, in front of the U.S. Senate to call for the law to be repealed or reformed. 

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath won an undisclosed amount from Michael Dunn, 47, on Dec. 30. The parents of the other two boys who were in the vehicle with Davis when he was shot, also reached settlements. Jordan’s parents say they went through pain and suffering when their son was killed and after Dunn accused their son of being violent.

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(Photo: Jordan Russell Davis via Facebook)

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