Michael Dunn, who murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012, was found guilty of his crimes yesterday by a jury of his peers. Finally, justice has been served on behalf of an innocent kid killed by a violent, slick-talking pig.
After five hours of deliberation, the jury decided that Dunn was guilty of the first degree murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The crime occurred when Dunn fired gunshots into an SUV containing Davis and three of his friends after an altercation over the group’s loud music. Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder for each of the three kids he didn’t strike. However, the jury was hung on the first degree murder charge until yesterday.
Clearly, Dunn’s claim that he acted in self-defense wasn’t sufficient and now the child murderer faces up to 60 years in prison for taking a young life. Many have taken Dunn’s side, but the argument that he was a good man pushed too far isn’t correct.
Testimony from Charles Hendrix, Dunn’s neighbor, illustrates the guilty as a violent and angry man who was waiting for any chance or perceived reason to shoot somebody. During an interview with Nancy Grace, Hendrix said “there were several times where he made comments that, ‘I can’t wait for somebody to try something with me when I have my gun.’”
Hendrix continued: “When I heard about this incident with Michael Dunn, I said, ‘There you go. I knew it. Sooner or later, he’s going to kill somebody.’ Michael Dunn got infuriated that somebody would not obey his commands and he lost control.”
Hendrix further elaborated on Dunn’s violent nature once again on CNN with John Berman. Dunn conveyed himself as a quiet, soft-spoken man in public, but the real, private Michael Dunn was something much different and sinister.
“What you see in public isn’t necessarily what you get behind closed doors,” said Hendrix. “[He’s] an egotistical and arrogant individual. He’s always right and smarter than everybody else. . . He’s a very angry man.”
On many occasions, Dunn’s ex-wives would confide in Hendrix, telling of the horrific abuses they endured from Dunn. Hendrix stated that each of them said that Dunn would beat them and even put his gun to their head and threatened to “blow their brains out.”
Where justice was stripped from Trayvon Martin, it was granted for Jordan Davis. Although Zimmerman’s acquittal was major foul up for the people and the justice system, Dunn’s conviction should show that sometimes justice does exist and is dutifully dispensed. Dunn is a violent criminal and deserves any heavy sentence placed upon him.