There are calls for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to step down. She led the state’s case against Michael Dunn, whose trial on first degree murder charges ended with a hung jury.
Dunn was accused in the shooting death of a Marietta teen – Jordan Davis – who would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday.
The jury did convict Dunn late Saturday on three counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Minutes after the verdict was read, protesters flooded the Jacksonville courthouse.
“The criminal justice system is not perfect. It’s the best there is, but it’s certainly not a perfect system,” said former DeKalb County Prosecutor J. Tom Morgan.
Morgan says he was not surprised the jury was hung on the first degree murder charge.
“We all know that jurors like to compromise, so this could be a compromise verdict,” he said.
The so-called compromise didn’t leave either side happy, with Michael Dunn’s attorney saying they will appeal, and Jordan Davis’ family pleading for justice for their son. . .