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Trial date set for man accused of killing teen over loud music

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Updated: 11/07/2013 12:05 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man charged with murdering a teen over loud music was back in court Thursday morning. Michael Dunn is charged with first degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis.

In court, the judge set Dunn's trial for February 3 at the Duval County Courthouse. Davis' parents were once again in the courtroom when the date was set. They told Action News they will be there for every hearing leading up to the trial of the man accused of killing their son.

And they said now that a date is set, they finally feel like they're getting closer to justice.

"Yeah that felt great were glad to have the third of February and that's the date we are going to put on our calendars we are looking forward to that and we thank judge Healey for setting that date today," Ron Davis said.

From there, Jordan's parents and their attorney John Phillips headed to Tallahassee. They are testifying before a state House of Representatives subcommittee about the stand your ground law.

Action News is headed to Tallahassee with the Davis family. We will have a full recap of the hearing Thursday on Action News at 5 p.m.

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bmworking1 - 11/12/2013 6:12 PM
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@Papakilo Do you hear yourself ? So he had the right to enforce the law at gunpoint ? He was THREATENED by the loud music? HE should have KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT ?? You are hilarious.... He is going to jail for the rest of his silly ass life.....

bmworking1 - 11/12/2013 6:12 PM
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@Papakilo Do you hear yourself ? So he had the right to enforce the law at gunpoint ? He was THREATENED by the loud music? HE should have KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT ?? You are hilarious.... He is going to jail for the rest of his silly ass life.....

bmworking1 - 11/12/2013 6:08 PM
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LMAO... So now loud music is a threat ? You are a idiot ?

Papakilo - 11/7/2013 6:54 PM
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Stand Your Ground Law, does not apply when you on the receiving end of a 'life threatening' statement. In this day and age of trigger happy kids, no threat can be taken lightly. A life threat IS A LIFE THREAT! It MUST be taken seriously, especially when it is issues by someone in a vehicle where hands and weapons are out of sight. The threatened person MUST take action to protect himself from the threat being carried out. Had Jordan Davis (1) obeyed the law concerning loud car radios or creating a disturbance, (2) been respectful and lowered the radio volume, (3) kept his mouth shut, (4) not voiced a life threat, there would have been no reason for the man to protect himself. By the actions of Jordan's parents and apparent lack to teaching Jordan, respect for others, I consider them just as guilty in causing the death of their son. But, no matter how often they tell themselves they are innocent and proclaim Jordan's innocence...they will always remember their personal guilt and responsibility. They will never have a moment of mental peace. Their God knows and will know the truth. If they cause the imprisonment or death of the man, it also will remain on their head. Children do stupid things but, if they are not taught respect and responsibility for their actions, that IS the PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY.
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