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Michael Dunn sentenced life in prison for murdering black teen over loud music

"This case demonstrates that our justice system does work."

By
Matt Bradwell
Jordan Davis, 17, was shot and killed by Michael Dunn. (Handout)
Jordan Davis, 17, was shot and killed by Michael Dunn. (Handout)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Dunn, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis for playing loud music from inside his vehicle, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Although previously found guilty on three counts of second-degree attempted murder, the 47-year-old's murder charges initially resulted in a mistrial.

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"Our justice system works," declared Judge Russell Healy according to NBC News.

"This case demonstrates that our justice system does work."

In addition to life in prison, Dunn was sentenced to an additional 90 years for each of the three attempted murders and 15 years for firing into an occupied vehicle.

"I choose to forgive you Mr. Dunn for taking my son's life," offered Davis' mother, Lucia McBath.

"I choose to release the seeds of bitterness and anger and honor my son's love. I choose to walk in the freedom of knowing God's justice has been served .. I pray that God has mercy on your soul."

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