Father of son killed over loud music fights 'stand your ground'

Father of son killed over loud music fights 'stand your ground' defense

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A Florida father is fighting to repeal the state's "stand your ground" law, after a man shot and killed his young son in Jacksonville, then claimed self defense.   Ron Davis thinks it is too easy to shoot someone when you are angry, and then claim a stand your ground defense.

Police said Michael Dunn, of Brevard County, shot Davis to death at a Jacksonville gas station after a group of teenagers would not turn down loud music in their car.  The next day, Dunn was arrested.  He told police he saw a shotgun in the car, feared for his life, and fired eight shots.  Detectives said they did not find any weapons in the car, at the scene, or on the teens.

Legal analysts say Dunn is claiming self defense, and his claim that he saw a shotgun in the car, could be part of a stand your ground defense strategy when he goes to trial.

 

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