#DeEscalateDontKill

Fla. Stand Your Ground Law Focus of March Rally

Fla. Stand Your Ground Law Focus of March Rally

The parents of slain teen Jordan Davis say they will join the parents of slaying victim Trayvon Martin and the widow of a man shot to death in a Florida movie theater to talk with legislators in Tallahassee about the state's so-called stand your ground law.

Published February 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain teen Jordan Davis say they will join the parents of slaying victim Trayvon Martin and the widow of a man shot to death in a Florida movie theater to talk with legislators in Tallahassee about the state's so-called stand your ground law.

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath said Wednesday they will visit Tallahassee on March 10 for a rally to protest the law.

Their son was shot by Michael Dunn, who was convicted earlier this month on multiple counts of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. However, the jury couldn't reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge against Dunn in the death of teenager Jordan Davis. A mistrial was declared on that count.

BET National News - Keep up to date with breaking news stories from around the nation, including headlines from the hip hop and entertainment world. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

(Photos from left: Courtesy Jacksonville News, Facebook)

Written by Tamara Lush, Associated Press

COMMENTS

Latest in news

Hip Hop Awards 2016

Tues, October 4, 8P/7C
Add to my
calendar
Premieres in
9 DAYS