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Michael Dunn Sentenced To Life In Prison For 'Loud Music' Killing Of Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn sits in the courtroom as he waits for the afternoon session of his retrial to begin Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in J
Michael Dunn sits in the courtroom as he waits for the afternoon session of his retrial to begin Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. The retrial of Dunn on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at at Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012 continued Friday with more witnesses being brought to the stand. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/Pool Photo/The Florida Times-Union/Bob Self)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A life sentence was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder at a second trial in September after jurors deadlocked on the charge at his initial trial in February. Prosecutors say Dunn, who is white, fired 10 times into a sport utility vehicle carrying black teenagers in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia.

At his first trial in February, Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder for which he already faced at least 60 years. He claimed self-defense.

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