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  •  The jury deadlocked on that charge (1+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic

    Which is ridiculous - I would have thought Murder Two was a shoe-in, and Manslaughter at least a viable fallback, but the jury couldn't come together on any of the charges relating to the death of Jordan Davis.
    They did, however, convict him of 3 counts of attempted murder, as well as one count of firing a gun into an occupied vehicle (also a second-degree felony).
    A retrial conviction on Murder Two would be emotionally satisfying, but ultimately unnecessary. We'll never see Michael Dunn as a free man again.

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by Jaxpagan on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 01:15:33 PM PST

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    •  No, a retrial on the murder charge (1+ / 0-)
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      Silvia Nightshade

      is necessary because failing to get a murder (or at least manslaughter) conviction will just tell the next guy that all he has to do is kill them all right off the bat (say by firing into the car with a 100 round drum and then finishing off any survivors with a point blank bullet to the brain) and he will walk.  

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 08:07:43 PM PST

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