Family photo of Jordan Davis with his father, Ron. Jordon moved to Jacksonville from Atlanta to live with his father in 2010. He attended Wolfson High School, where he told teachers he wanted to join the Marine Corps after graduation.
Davis' father said Jordan was a typical high school junior who was about to leave his part-time job at Winn-Dixie to work at McDonald's, looking forward to buying his first car and turning 18. He had a "million-dollar smile" and liked music, listening to mostly rap but also the sounds of his dad's generation, including James Brown and The Temptations.
On Nov. 23, 45-year-old Michael Dunn and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville to attend his son's wedding.
Christopher Dunn married Cinder at Winterbourne Inn in Orange Park that afternoon.
According to Jacksonville police, Michael Dunn stopped on the way from the wedding to his hotel at the Gate gas station on Southside Boulevard at Baymeadows Road. While his girlfriend was inside, he got into a confrontation over loud music coming from the SUV of four teenagers who had just left the mall.
Police say Dunn fired at least eight shots at the car, and Davis was hit by two bullets. Dunn's girlfriend ran outside. "When she came out, she said, 'What's going on?' and supposedly his statement was, 'I just fired at these kids,'" JSO Lt. Rob Schoonover said. "At that time I don't know if he knew that he struck anyone in the vehicle."
Several people witnessed the shooting, and one provided police with the license plate number of the car the suspect was driving.
Police say Michael Dunn and his girlfriend spent the night at a hotel, then drove home to Satellite Beach, about 160 miles away, where he was arrested. He told detectives he had been in the process of turning himself in to a neighbor, who was in law enforcement.
The next day, at his first interview with detectives in Brevard County, Dunn said he thought he saw the barrel of a gun in the window of the SUV, so he retrieved his handgun from the glove compartment. "Quicker than a flash, I had a round chambered in it and I shot. ... I shot four times and pull out and in my mind, they got a gun. ... I was still scared and so I shot four more times."
After two interview sessions at the Brevard County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 24, 2012, Dunn was arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder.
Dunn, seen at a first appearance hearing in Brevard County, was described by police as a gun collector who shot at local ranges. His attorney, Robin Lemonidis, says her client "absolutely" felt threatened and saw someone with a shotgun in the SUV.
Michael Dunn was returned to Jacksonville to face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
After the shooting, Davis' family received an outpouring of support from the community. A "Justice for Jordan" Facebook page was set up and his classmates gathered at a memorial service with T-shirts showing Davis' smiling face.
Classmates at Wolfson signed a memorial mural for Davis, the second Wolfson student who died tragically in three months. "They don't really understand how this happened, is this real, and they probably expect to see their friend or friends return to school the next day just as usual," psychologist Justin D'Arienzo said.
On Dec. 17, 2012, a Duval County grand jury indicted Dunn on charges of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Over the course of 2013, Davis' parents were interviewed on national television, the story of his shooting death was featured in Jet and Rolling Stone magazines, and his image was featured on a billboard in Times Square. The national attention increased after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford due to similarities of the two cases.
In May 2013, Dunn's defense asked that Circuit Judge Suzanne Bass be disqualified. After the motion was granted, she recused herself from the case and Judge Mallory Cooper was assigned. Six weeks later, Cooper also recused herself and Chief Judge Donald Moran assigned Judge Russell Healey to the case.
On July 1, 2013, information from 911 calls caused Dunn's attorney to refile a motion for bond. One caller said that passengers riding with Davis tried to "stash something" after the shooting. The Davis family's attorney said that claim was "preposterous" and has already been debunked. Judge Healey denied the motion.
In July 2013, the Florida Civil Rights Association asked Gov. Rick Scott to find someone other than State Attorney Angela Corey to prosecute Michael Dunn. The governor rejected the request. Davis' parents said they were not consulted about the request and did not want Corey removed from the case.
In mid-August 2013, Judge Healey granted a defense motion to delay the trial from September 23 to early 2014.
In October 2013, Channel 4 obtained three letters Dunn wrote from his jail cell, as well as audio recordings from people who know him.
Legal observers believe Dunn may have written the letters from jail knowing they would make news. Judge Healey voiced concern that this material could compromise the trial and ruled that he must approve all future releases, including the audio recordings of jailhouse visits and phone calls.
One year after Jordan's death, his father and mother -- Ron Davis and Lucia McBath -- discussed the pain, the challenges, and even the blessings in their lives since their 17-year-old son was shot and killed.
In early January 2014, John Phillips, attorney for Jordan Davis' parents and two other boys who were in the SUV that night, confirmed to Channel 4 that all civil suits against Michael Dunn were resolved. "We made an offer to settle both cases against Michael Dunn -- 1) the estate of Jordan Davis' case and 2) the case of two boys we represent," Phillips said. "They accepted the offer in full. We cannot disclose the offer at this time, but it resolved all civil suits in principle."
On Jan. 21, 2014, Judge Healey heard arguments by Dunn's attorney requesting another delay in the trial but denied the motion.
Throughout January, there was a flurry of motions, rulings and appeals by the First District Court of Appeals over the release of those audio files of Dunn's jailhouse visitors and phone calls. While both the defense and prosecution opposed the release, Judge Healey ultimately ordered the state attorney's office to release them, as required by Florida law. But the office said it would take eight to 10 weeks and cost $6,000 to release the audio files, which sent WJXT and other local media outlets back to court.
Jury selection began Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The media and public was not allowed in the courtroom during the selection process, but can listen to an audio feed of the proceedings. After legal objections by the media, two reporters were allowed in the courtroom and single video feed of the proceedings was allowed to be shown to those in an overflow courtroom.
Family of Amber Bass, Michael England and Jillian Barrios, who all died by violence, held signs outside the Duval County Courthouse as Jordan Davis' parents and other entered Monday morning.
At 12:22 p.m. Feb. 5, Judge Russell Healey invites the jury into the courtroom to be sworn in.
The empaneled jury consisted of four white women, two black women, four white men, an Asian woman and a Hispanic man.
The media and the public who applied in a lottery for tickets to the courtroom gets a look at 47-year-old Michael Dunn, who is accused of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle.
First up, Assistant State Attorney John Guy, who delivers a 22-minute opening statement, outlining the confrontation between Dunn and 17-year-old Jordan Davis over loud music coming from the teens' SUV that escalated to Dunn firing 10 shots into the vehicle.
Dunn's defense attorney, Cory Strolla, then delivered his opening statement, saying Dunn thought he saw what could have been the barrel of a shotgun in the window of the SUV. Strolla told the jurors they can't rely on sympathy, empathy, anger in making their decision on Dunn's guilt or innocence.
Among the first prosecution witnesses was Shawn Atkins, who was on probation on theft charges that night when he saw the man firing into the SUV. Atkins provided an eyewitness account and gave the license tag of Michael Dunn's car to police.
The next day, all three teenagers who were in the SUV when Davis was shot and killed were called to testify.
One of the teens -- Tevin Thompson -- was asked if this was a picture of the gun he saw in the man's hand, then asked if the man who shot into the SUV was in the courtroom. He identified Dunn as the gunman.
Under cross examination by the defense, Thompson said he couldn't hear everything Davis said to Dunn, but said he never heard Davis threaten him. UNCUT VIDEO: Tevin Thompson's complete testimony
Also testifying for the prosecution were a Good Samaritan that give Davis CPR until rescue personnel arrived, a paramedic and the first couple of police officers to reach the scene.
With the jury sequestered, testimony continued on Saturday. The state spent over an hour questioning Dunn's fiancée Rhonda Rouer, who was inside the store when she heard two bursts of gunfire and looked through the window towards Dunn's car.
Several other Jacksonville officers testified and Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Carmine Siniscal testified that Dunn was cooperative during his arrest the next day. The last witness of the day was forensic investigator Wendy Meacham, who was asked to confirm the items that were taken out of Davis' pockets before the autopsy.
Several times during each day, defense attorney Cory Strolla and State Attorney Angela Corey -- who was part of a three person team of prosecutors in the case -- sparred over what evidence would be allowed in the case and what witnesses could be asked.
Medical Examiner's Office pathologist Dr. Stacey Simons was the next prosecution witness.
The state also used dowels in a manikin to show the direction that bullets when through Jordan Davis' body.
Jordan Davis' parents were in the courtroom at the beginning of the day, but stepped out during the ME's testimony, which included photographs, X-rays and graphic descriptions of the victim's fatal injuries.
The prosecution rested its case after Simons, its 27th state's witness. After lunch, Strolla began calling defense witnesses.
First up, three neighbors who live in the fly-in community in Brevard County where Dunn lives. From left: Randy and Beverly Berry have known Dunn since 2006 and occasionally socialized with him, but under cross examination admitted they weren't close. Frank Thompson testified hemet Dunn through his father and they flew together on weekends.
Next up, the defendant's son, Chris Dunn, whose wedding earlier that day is what brought Michael Dunn to Jacksonville.
The younger Dunn said he was trying to reconnect with his father, who he had only seen three times in the 15 years since his parents divorced. The son said his father seemed happy to be there and did not have too much to drink.
Next to the stand was Dunn's ex-wife, Phyllis Molinaro, who said they got along fine during the wedding.
The next morning, Michael Dunn is sworn as the defense's only witness.
Defense attorney Cory Strolla guided Dunn through the events of that night and the next day, when described Dunn placed a call to a friend who was a federal law enforcement officer to get advice about how to turn himself in.
Michael Dunn testified that when one of the teens stepped out of the SUV and he felt "this was a clear and present danger." He reached for his pistol in a glove box. Dunn, who had a concealed weapons permit, fired 10 shots, nine of them hitting the SUV. Three of those bullets hit Jordan Davis, killing him.
During cross examination, prosecutor John Guy pointed out inconsistencies between his testimony and his statement to police the day after the shooting. "You never told the love of your life that those guys had a gun, did you?"
Recalled as a rebuttal witness, Dunn's fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, testified that he did not mention to her that he saw a gun in the teenagers' SUV that night or on the ride back to Brevard County. He only mentioned it after getting a phone call from a friend.
At the end of the day, Judge Healey told the lawyers he is hoping to have closing arguments the next morning, then there will be extensive jury instructions before they begin deliberations.
Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson delivers the closing argument for the state, followed by defense attorney Cory Strolla.
Assistant State Attorney John Guy had the final word. In his rebuttal argument for the state, he told the jury: "That defendant didn't shoot into a car full of kids to save his life. He shot into it to preserve his pride. Period. That's why we're here."
After reading lengthy jury instructions, Healey thanked the jurors for their service and instructed them to not treat statements by the lawyers in the case as facts, and not to view any media coverage of the trial or discuss the case among themselves.
Over the next three days, the jury spent more than 28 hours deliberating, several times sending out questions to the judge on reviewing evidence and on the instructions concerning self defense.
Among the questions was whether they could reach a verdict on some of the charges, but not another. Late Saturday afternoon -- the 10th day of the trial -- the jury said they were deadlocked on the murder charge, but the judge asked them to try one more time.
Michael Dunn showed no emotion as the jury's verdict was announced the evening of Feb. 15: Guilty counts on three counts of first degree murder and firing into an occupied vehicle. A mistrial was declared on the murder charge.
After the verdict, Ron Davis said his son was a good kid and didn't deserve to be collateral damage in an argument over loud music. Jordan's mother, Lucia McBath, said she was happy for a little bit of closure.
After the verdict, State Attorney Angela Corey said she would consult with the Davis family, but had every intention of retrying Dunn for first-degree murder.
Michael Dunn's defense attorney Cory Strolla: "We agree with Ron Davis on this point, there were no winners. Everyone lost something; everyone will be grieving because of what happened here tonight."