Jordan Davis Case: Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Davis's killer was found guilty in early October.

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What’s Happening in the Jordan Davis Case? - Michael Dunn was sentenced to life without parole Friday (Oct. 17) in the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African-American, in November 2012. A jury found him guilty in the shooting Wednesday (Oct. 1). In February, he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder, but a mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge. Take a look at the latest updates here. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege)  (Photo: Courtesy of Jordan Russell Davis Family)

Verdict Watch - Jury deliberations began Wednesday (Oct. 1) morning in the Michael Dunn trial. Closing arguments started Tuesday (Sept. 30) after Dunn took the witness stand. "I would have pulled it 50 times if that's what it took to save my life," Dunn testified. The jury may decide as early as today whether Dunn will be charged with first-degree murder. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)

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Verdict Watch - Jury deliberations began Wednesday (Oct. 1) morning in the Michael Dunn trial. Closing arguments started Tuesday (Sept. 30) after Dunn took the witness stand. "I would have pulled it 50 times if that's what it took to save my life," Dunn testified. The jury may decide as early as today whether Dunn will be charged with first-degree murder. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)

Neighbor Says He Decided to Call 911 Before Dunn - Michael Dunn took the witness stand on Tuesday Sept. 30 and repeated what he said during his first trial ? that he feared for his life when he fired his gun. Neighbor Kenneth Lee Lescallett saw Dunn after the killing and said that it was his decision to notify police. Lescallett said Dunn also seemed "upbeat" and made no mention of needing to speak about something important. Defense attorney Waffa Hanania, pictured above, is expected to close arguments today. The jury may begin deliberating as early as tomorrow.(Photo: Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

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Neighbor Says He Decided to Call 911 Before Dunn - Michael Dunn took the witness stand on Tuesday Sept. 30 and repeated what he said during his first trial — that he feared for his life when he fired his gun. Neighbor Kenneth Lee Lescallett saw Dunn after the killing and said that it was his decision to notify police. Lescallett said Dunn also seemed "upbeat" and made no mention of needing to speak about something important. Defense attorney Waffa Hanania, pictured above, is expected to close arguments today. The jury may begin deliberating as early as tomorrow.(Photo: Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

Prosecutors Rest Case  - On Monday, Sept. 29, prosecutors rested their case against Michael Dunn. On Friday Sept. 26, a juror was dismissed from the murder trial of Michael Dunn after a publication published a column that stated the juror had questioned whether State Attorney Angela Corey was competent enough to do her job. Rhonda Rhuer, the fianc?e of Michael Dunn, 47, testified Friday that she did not know that Jordan Davis had died until the following day.(Photo: Bob Self, The Florida Times -Union, Pool/AP Photo)

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Prosecutors Rest Case  - On Monday, Sept. 29, prosecutors rested their case against Michael Dunn. On Friday Sept. 26, a juror was dismissed from the murder trial of Michael Dunn after a publication published a column that stated the juror had questioned whether State Attorney Angela Corey was competent enough to do her job. Rhonda Rhuer, the fiancée of Michael Dunn, 47, testified Friday that she did not know that Jordan Davis had died until the following day.(Photo: Bob Self, The Florida Times -Union, Pool/AP Photo)

Homeless Man Testifies in Dunn Trial - On Friday (Sept. 26), Shawn Lee Atkins, a man who was living out of his truck in November 2012 said he witnessed Dunn shooting at the car where Jordan and his friends were seated. He had memorized the license plate and helped police officers initially solve who attacked the teens during the shooting. Defense attorneys questioned Atkins's testimony, saying he was a convicted felon. (Photo: Bob Self,The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

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Homeless Man Testifies in Dunn Trial - On Friday (Sept. 26), Shawn Lee Atkins, a man who was living out of his truck in November 2012 said he witnessed Dunn shooting at the car where Jordan and his friends were seated. He had memorized the license plate and helped police officers initially solve who attacked the teens during the shooting. Defense attorneys questioned Atkins's testimony, saying he was a convicted felon. (Photo: Bob Self,The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

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Opening Statements Begin in Retrial of Michael Dunn - On Thursday (Sept. 25), opening statements began in the retrial of Michael Dunn, who is charged with first-degree murder of Jordan Davis in November 2012. Prosecutor John Guy said Dunn fired at the vehicle Davis was sitting in "with malice in his heart and intent in his hand," AP reports. The defense says that Dunn feared for his life in the moment and fired in self-defense. (Photo: Bob Self,The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

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Opening Statements Begin in Retrial of Michael Dunn - On Thursday (Sept. 25), opening statements began in the retrial of Michael Dunn, who is charged with first-degree murder of Jordan Davis in November 2012. Prosecutor John Guy said Dunn fired at the vehicle Davis was sitting in "with malice in his heart and intent in his hand," AP reports. The defense says that Dunn feared for his life in the moment and fired in self-defense. (Photo: Bob Self,The Florida Times-Union, Pool/AP Photo)

Michael Dunn Convicted on Three Charges - Michael Dunn was convicted Saturday, Feb. 15, of three counts of attempted second-degree murder. A mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge in the killing of Davis after the jury couldn't agree on it.(Photo: /The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)  

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Michael Dunn Convicted on Three Charges - Michael Dunn was convicted Saturday, Feb. 15, of three counts of attempted second-degree murder. A mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge in the killing of Davis after the jury couldn't agree on it.(Photo: /The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)  

Verdict Watch: Jury Deliberations Resume - A jury of 12 are to resume deliberations at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 13. The day before, jurors asked to watch a security-camera video that captured the sound of gunshots. Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson told the jury in closing Wednesday, "There was no gun," in reference to Dunn's claim that Jordan had a weapon.  (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Verdict Watch: Jury Deliberations Resume - A jury of 12 are to resume deliberations at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 13. The day before, jurors asked to watch a security-camera video that captured the sound of gunshots. Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson told the jury in closing Wednesday, "There was no gun," in reference to Dunn's claim that Jordan had a weapon.  (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Closing Arguments Begin  - Prosecutors and defense attorneys made closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12 and the jury deliberated for three hours before stopping for the day. On Feb. 11, the defense rested their case after Dunn testified. (Photo: The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Closing Arguments Begin  - Prosecutors and defense attorneys made closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12 and the jury deliberated for three hours before stopping for the day. On Feb. 11, the defense rested their case after Dunn testified. (Photo: The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Michael Dunn Takes Witness Stand - Dunn testified on Feb. 11 about the moments leading up to shooting his weapon toward the vehicle Davis was in. He said there was "thug music" playing loud and someone called him "a cracker." He added that Jordan "absolutely was" a threat to him as he saw a weapon being pointed at him. Dunn said he had "no choice" but to use self-defense. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Dunn's Fianc?e Says She Didn't Know Jordan Had a Weapon - Rhonda Rouer, the fianc?e of Michael Dunn, said that Dunn did not tell her he saw Jordan with a gun at any point while they were on the way to a hotel or at their hotel after the shooting. This conflicts with Dunn's story that he had told her he saw Jordan with a weapon. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Dunn's Fiancée Says She Didn't Know Jordan Had a Weapon - Rhonda Rouer, the fiancée of Michael Dunn, said that Dunn did not tell her he saw Jordan with a gun at any point while they were on the way to a hotel or at their hotel after the shooting. This conflicts with Dunn's story that he had told her he saw Jordan with a weapon. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Prosecutors Rest Their Case - Prosecutors rested their case on Feb. 10. Associate medical examiner Stacey Simmons testified that the first bullet that hit Davis in his abdomen was likely the one that was fatal. It went through his lower right abdomen and hit his aorta. Dunn fired a total of 10 times. Several of Dunn?s friends told the jury they never saw him get angry. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Prosecutors Rest Their Case - Prosecutors rested their case on Feb. 10. Associate medical examiner Stacey Simmons testified that the first bullet that hit Davis in his abdomen was likely the one that was fatal. It went through his lower right abdomen and hit his aorta. Dunn fired a total of 10 times. Several of Dunn’s friends told the jury they never saw him get angry. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Jordan?s Father Testifies - Ronald Davis, Jordan?s father, gave a tearful testimony on Feb. 10 about the emotional moment when the boys who were in the SUV when Jordan died visited him. "They came over to the house and they talked to me about how they were sorry," Davis said. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Jordan’s Father Testifies - Ronald Davis, Jordan’s father, gave a tearful testimony on Feb. 10 about the emotional moment when the boys who were in the SUV when Jordan died visited him. "They came over to the house and they talked to me about how they were sorry," Davis said. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Prosecutor Calls Dunn?s Actions Premeditated - Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey asked Maria Pagan, a law enforcement department analyst, if it takes a ?conscious effort? for a shooter to fire a second-round of bullets. Pagan?s testimony supported the prosecutors claim that Dunn?s decision to shoot was premeditated. Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyst Sukhan Warf testified that Davis had no drugs or alcohol in his body. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

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Prosecutor Calls Dunn’s Actions Premeditated - Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey asked Maria Pagan, a law enforcement department analyst, if it takes a “conscious effort” for a shooter to fire a second-round of bullets. Pagan’s testimony supported the prosecutors claim that Dunn’s decision to shoot was premeditated. Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyst Sukhan Warf testified that Davis had no drugs or alcohol in his body. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Jordan's Clothes Displayed - On Monday, Feb. 10, a crime lab analyst explained how Dunn's 9 mm gun works. Davis's clothes were also shown to the jury. A medical examiner pointed out where three bullets entered him. (Photo:The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack/AP Photo)

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Jordan's Clothes Displayed - On Monday, Feb. 10, a crime lab analyst explained how Dunn's 9 mm gun works. Davis's clothes were also shown to the jury. A medical examiner pointed out where three bullets entered him. (Photo:The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack/AP Photo)

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9 Bullets Hit SUV - Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Detective Andrew Kipple testified Saturday, Feb. 8, that nine bullet holes were found on the SUV Jordan was riding in. A bullet that fired into the rear door killed the 17-year-old. Kipple said he could not find what he considered a weapon in the SUV. (Photo: Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union/Pool /Landov/Reuters)

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Jordan’s Friend Says Dunn Was Upset About Loud Music - Kevin Thompson, who was in the car with Jordan when he was shot, testified that Dunn was upset that they were playing music loudly and yelled, “Turn your music down. I can’t hear myself think.” Thompson said he turned it down and Jordan responded by saying, "F--k that, turn the music back up." (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey, File)

Jordan Davis? Family Receives Honorary Diploma - Twenty-five people were shot over the weekend in New York City, Zimmerman?s attorneys apologize for misstating nature of Trayvon Martin video, plus more ? Natelege Whaley Jordan Davis was an unarmed teen who was slain at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, in November by Michael Dunn, a white man. His high school honored him Wednesday during a graduation ceremony by giving his family an honorary diploma in his name.  (Photo: Courtesy of The Jacksonville News)

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Officers Say Jordan Died Almost Immediately - On Friday, Feb. 7, officers Robert Holmes and Dawn Valentine of Jacksonville, Florida, told the jury they found Jordan’s body slumped next to another young man in the backseat of an SUV after the incident.  (Jacksonville News)

Witness Said He Saw Dunn Pull Out His Weapon - On Thursday, Feb. 6, witness Shawn Lee Atkins said he wrote down the license plate number of Dunn's car before he drove off. Another witness, Steve Smith, said he saw a man pull out a weapon and fire shots at an SUV before driving off. He did not see anyone with a weapon inside the SUV. The jury also heard testimony from Mariah Grimes, a store clerk.(Photo: AP Photo/Bob Mack, Pool)

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Witness Said He Saw Dunn Pull Out His Weapon - On Thursday, Feb. 6, witness Shawn Lee Atkins said he wrote down the license plate number of Dunn's car before he drove off. Another witness, Steve Smith, said he saw a man pull out a weapon and fire shots at an SUV before driving off. He did not see anyone with a weapon inside the SUV. The jury also heard testimony from Mariah Grimes, a store clerk.(Photo: AP Photo/Bob Mack, Pool)

Opening Statements: Dunn Fired Gun in Self-Defense, Attorney Says - Dunn?s attorney, Cory Strolla, told jurors that his client fired shots in self-defense at Jordan with his 9mm handgun outside a Jacksonville, Florida, store. Davis's words to Dunn were, "'I should kill you right now,'" Strolla said during opening statements Thursday. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

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Opening Statements: Dunn Fired Gun in Self-Defense, Attorney Says - Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, told jurors that his client fired shots in self-defense at Jordan with his 9mm handgun outside a Jacksonville, Florida, store. Davis's words to Dunn were, "'I should kill you right now,'" Strolla said during opening statements Thursday. (Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

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Opening Statements: Prosecutor Says Jordan Did Not Threaten Dunn - Opening statements began Feb. 6. Assistant State Prosecutor John Guy said that Jordan Davis did not pose a threat to Michael Dunn. "The only thing he had on his person was a cellphone and a pocket knife. They stayed in his pocket," he said. Guy said Dunn went to a hotel after shooting Jordan. (Photo: AP Photo/Bob Mack, Pool)

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Opening Statements: Prosecutor Says Jordan Did Not Threaten Dunn - Opening statements began Feb. 6. Assistant State Prosecutor John Guy said that Jordan Davis did not pose a threat to Michael Dunn. "The only thing he had on his person was a cellphone and a pocket knife. They stayed in his pocket," he said. Guy said Dunn went to a hotel after shooting Jordan. (Photo: AP Photo/Bob Mack, Pool)

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Jury Selected for Michael Dunn Trial - On Wednesday, Feb. 5, a jury of 12 people and four alternates were selected: five white women, three Black women, an Asian woman and an Indian or Middle Eastern woman. There are also five white men and a Latino man. (Photo: Frances Twitty/Getty Images)