JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A jury found Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with a shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
"We will continue to wait for justice for Jordan," said a teary-eyed Lucia McBath, Jordan's mother, about 30 minutes after the jury announced its verdict.
"He's going to learn that he has to be remorseful for the killing of my son," said Ronald Davis.
Jordan was shot and killed in an argument over loud music at a Gate gas station on the Southside in November 2012.
The attempted second-degree murder convictions are for shooting at Jordan's friends in the red Dodge Durango.
The verdict came down Saturday at 6:59 p.m., after a full day of deliberations.
The jury also convicted Dunn on one count of shooting/throwing a deadly missile.
But the jury deadlocked on the first count of first-degree murder in the death of the 17-year-old Wolfson High School student and Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on that particular count.
Juror No. 7 served as the foreperson.
The day of deliberations started to ramp up late in the day. At 6:10 p.m., the jury sent another question to the judge.
The panel said it "reviewed weakness of our position and have more to talk about. If we are unable to agree and reach a verdict, is the entire case mistried or just that count?" Judge Russell Healey said if you are unable to agree on a verdict as to that count only, that count is mistried, the other verdicts stand. The judge explained that to the jury minutes ago.
The development came about an hour after the jury said it reached verdicts on 4 of the 5 counts, but could not agree on the first count, which is first-degree murder or any of the lesser charges.
Judge Russell Healey used what's known as an Allen Charge [Link: The Allen charge
], sending the jury back to discuss the case to try to reach a consensus.
The judge said if the jury fails to reach an agreement he will declare a mistrial and dismiss the jury.
Soon after, the family of Jordan Davis left the courtroom with Sheriff John Rutherford.
The jury is made up of four white women, four white men, one Asian woman, two black women and one Hispanic male.
Earlier Saturday, the Michael Dunn jury sent three key questions to the judge about the use of force and self-defense as it began a Saturday session of deliberations to decide the fate of the man charged with killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
The jury questioned whether the defense of self-defense is separate for each person in each count. The judge said yes in his discussion with the attorneys in the case.
The jury also asked if it's determining whether deadly force is justified against each person in each count. The judge said yes. The jury also asked if it determines if deadly force is justified against one person, is it justified against the others. The judge said no, not necessarily.
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Shortly after 10 a.m., Judge Russell Healey called the jury into the courtroom to explain his decision after discussing it with the attorneys and Dunn. The defendant wanted clarification from the judge.
Healey told reporters when court began on Saturday morning the jury panel wanted more space and asked for the evidence boxes to be removed from the deliberation room.
Action News reporter Leslie Coursey said the courtroom was packed on a Saturday morning, with an estimated 50 people watching. The number includes media, families and trial spectators.
The crowds outside the courthouse grew as the day moved along, with children joining the protest lines, and chanting "murder is a crime, Michael Dunn should do the time."
Police are there as well. The demonstrations
have remained peaceful.
Representative Corrine Brown also showed up at the courthouse.
"I just want justice for Jordan and for the family," said the congresswoman from Jacksonville. "Guilty on any count, guilty."
The jury has been deliberating since Wednesday evening.
Dunn faces one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.
"There's some early concern with a mistrial brewing in connection with the primary charge here," said legal analyst Dale Carson. "If they don't reach an agreement, that means it's a hung jury and typically that will lead to a mistrial and a potential re-trial here by the state of Florida here in Jacksonville."
Judge Healey scheduled a hearing on March 24 to discuss the next steps in the case.