Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole Plus 90 Years

Michael Dunn

The Guardian

The man convicted of shooting dead a Florida teenager in a dispute over loud rap music has been given the maximum possible sentence of life in prison without parole plus 90 years.


Judge Russell Healey sentenced software engineer Dunn, 47, to maximum prison terms on all counts: life without parole for the first-degree murder of Davis, three consecutive 30-year sentences for the attempted second-degree murder of the teenager’s friends, who were in the car with him, and an additional 15 years for shooting into a moving vehicle.
“Mr Dunn, your life is effectively over,” Healey said. “This tragedy should and could have been prevented.”
At his murder trial that ended on 1 October, Dunn admitted firing 10 shots into the youths’ Dodge Durango during the altercation over loud music blaring from the SUV parked alongside his car. Even though he fired the final shots as the vehicle sped away, he claimed he was acting in self-defence because Davis, he said, had brandished a gun and moved to attack him after refusing to turn the volume down. Police found no weapon and witnesses said they never saw one.

19 comments:

  1. Tell him he had a "license to murder".

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    1. This is one of the worst examples of someone trying to get away with murder by using the SYG defense. But you keep using it to pretend it doesn't happen.

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    2. Keep punching those straw men, Mike. We don't claim that bad guys don't try to use it to get away with murder. Instead, we point to the text of the law and to the fact that it is not intended to let them get away with murder. Then we point to the fact that these attempts fail.

      Much easier to fight against brainless arguments we're not making.

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    3. Hardly a "license" then.

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    4. SOME of the attempts fail. Some succeed.

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    5. The same could be said about any self defense law, Mike. Or about the murder laws where some murderers are found not guilty because the jury isn't convinced of the evidence.

      The fact that some of the guilty get away is of less concern in our system than our attempt to ensure that we don't wrongfully convict the innocent.

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    6. Then it is not a license! You don’t call it a license to drive if some of your attempts to drive get you arrested.

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  2. He already looks like he is part of an Aryan white supremacist prison gang. Add a few tattoos to his face and neck and you have a picture of him in a few years.

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  3. It was amazing to watch the gun loons defend this killer

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    1. Pull your head out, Anon. This guy has consistently received round condemnation from the pro gun people here.

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    2. Bullshit, bullshitter.

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  4. It's a "license to murder" so long as you don't actually- you know, murder someone.

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    1. Tell that to the family of the Alzheimer's patient in Georgia who is now pushing up daisies. The shooter successfully claimed he was lethally afraid for his life and as improbable as it was, it worked. That's just one case that I remember.

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    2. And how, exactly, did SYG make the difference in that case such that the shooter would have been found guilty without it?

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    3. That wasn't murder either. You think that was the shooter's plan?

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    4. Of course it was his plan, what else was he doing pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger?

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    5. So, no answer on how SYG made the difference in that case?

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    6. No one said SYG made a difference in the case. What I say is the SYG mentality was strong in his brain prior to the shooting and may very well have made the difference by pushing him over the edge. How dare those punks play their music that loud. Someone should teach them a lesson. Someone's got to stand up to shit like this. Etc., etc.

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