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Justice for Jordan: Jordan Davis Timeline and More

Jordan Davis

THANK YOU!

The Davis family appreciates the outpouring of prayer, love and support.  His parents are committed to fighting for their son and the safety of others to help prevent another tragedy like this from happening. Learn more about Jordan.


 

TIMELINE / INFORMATION ABOUT CASE

November 23, 2015 – Today is the third anniversary of Jordan’s death. Jordan’s parents were on the view today and the premier of “Three and a half minutes, ten bullets,” debuts on HBO tonight.

July 2015 – Three and a half minutes is screened at the White House – http://www.news4jax.com/news/jordan-davis-movie-to-be-screened-at-white-house/34298792.

April 2015 – Another documentary, titled The Armor of Light, tells Jordan’s story and debuts at Tribeca Film Festival. Read more here- https://tribecafilm.com/stories/2015-tribeca-film-festival-documentary-about-gun-control-the-armor-of-light-abigail-disney-indie-film.

February 1, 2015 – Preparations for Jordan Davis Day on February 16 continue.  Please join us at the Jacksonville Landing.  Learn more here – https://www.facebook.com/events/346943638829823/.

January 31, 2015 – 3 1/2 Minutes, the story of Jordan Davis’ murder, won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact at the Sundance Film Festival.

Here is what Lucia McBath, Jordan’s mother, said when accepting the award:
“I always wanted Jordan’s life to mean something, and I prayed many prayers, many nights, for that. But I never would have imagined that Jordan’s life—as well as his death—would mean so much to so many people and would change the consciousness and prick the souls of our nation. Thank you.”

January 31, 2015 – Jordan Davis Documentary ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Heading to HBO.  This news was reported by Rolling Stone and many other major outlets.  “When we started this journey, our aim was make sure that Jordan’s story was not going to be forgotten, that he would not become a statistic in an increasingly violent world,” Director Marc Silver said in a statement. “We are now certain that Jordan’s story will reach the widest, most diverse audience possible.”

“I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away,” HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins said in a statement. “By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences, we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”

HBO plans to air the film this fall, after the documentary’s theatrical release.

January 25, 2015 – 3 1/2 Minutes received excellent reviews.  See reviews from Variety, Salt Lake Tribune, Cinecatic, and the Guardian by clicking the links.

January 24, 2015 – A documentary about Jordan Davis entitled 3 1/2 Minutes premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  You can listen to Jordan’s father, Ron Davis, discuss the movie and its importance here.

 The family and their attorney attended the festival.

 "3 1/2 Minutes" Premiere - 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 20, 2015 – The trailer for 3 1/2 Minutes is released.  3 1/2 Minutes followed Jordan’s family and friends through the process of seeking Justice for Jordan Davis.

November 11, 2014 – The Department of Corrections is hiding the location where Michael Dunn is imprisoned.

October 24, 2014 – Key witness, who wrote down Michael Dunn’s plate, leading to his capture does an interview from jail.

October 18, 2014 – Ron Davis gives interview summarizing feelings on sentencing and justice.

October 17, 2014 – At the Dunn sentencing hearing on the two trials, Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Jordan Davis and an additional, consecutive 90 years for the attempted murders of Tevin, Tommy and Leland.  He also was sentenced to an additional 15 years for firing a gun into a vehicle, but that term runs concurrent to the 90 years.

Justice for Jordan Davis

October 4, 2014Jordan’s Mom Appears on MSNBC

October 3, 2014Jordan’s Mom and Dad Appear on WJXT.

October 2, 2014 – Jordan’s Mom and Dad Appear on Lawrence O’Donnell’s The Last Word for the third time.

October 1, 2014 – Lawrence O’Donnell Discusses Case

October 1, 2014 – Court in Session. Watch here:

  1. Part 1- Jury Instructions
  2. Part 2 – Jury Question
  3. Part 3 – VERDICT
  4. Part 4 – Scheduling of Sentencing
  5. Part 5 – Post Verdict Press Conferences by Family and Attorneys

September 30, 2014 – Court in Session. Watch here:

  1. Part 1 – Witnesses (Michael Dunn Testimony)
  2. Part 2 – Witnesses
  3. Part 3 – Witnesses / Interrogation tape
  4. Part 4- Closing Argument
  5. Part 5- Closing Argument
  6. Part 6- Closing Argument

September 29, 2014 – Court in Session. Watch here:

  1. Part 1 – Witnesses
  2. Part 2 – Witnesses
  3. Part 3 – Witnesses
  4. Part 4 – Witnesses and State Rests
  5. Part 5 – Witnesses
  6. Part 6 – Witnesses

September 27, 2014 – Saturday Court in session.  Watch it here- http://www.knowthelawyer.com/live-trial-video-coverage.

  1. Part 1 – Juror Issue
  2. Part 2 – Witnesses
  3. Part 3 – Witnesses
  4. Part 4 – Witnesses (Rhonda Rouer)
  5. Part 5 – Witnesses
  6. Part 6 – Witnesses

A juror was disqualified.

September 26, 2014 – The State presented more of their case.

  1. Part 1 – Witnesses
  2. Part 2 – Witnesses
  3. Part 3 – Witnesses
  4. Part 4 – Witnesses
  5. Part 5 – Witnesses
  6. Part 6 – After Testimony

September 25, 2014 – Opening statements in retrial to began at 12:30 p.m. Trial concluded at 5 PM.  Catch up here-

  1. Part 1 – John Guy Opening Statement
  2. Part 2 – Waffa Hanania Opening Statement
  3. Part 3 – Witnesses
  4. Part 4 – Witnesses
  5. Part 5 – Witnesses
  6. Part 6 – Witnesses
  7. Part 7 – Witnesses
  8. Part 8 – Jury Instruction Discussion

1235134_213104678850565_314022961_n September 24, 2014  – Jury selected.

  • The LAST TRIAL: 4 white men, 4 white females, 2 black females, 1 Asian female, and 1 Hispanic male.
  • THIS TRIAL: 7 white men, 3 white females, 1 black male and 1 black female.
  • The alternates are 2 white females, 1 white male and 1 black female.
  • Jury not sworn in and will be sworn in tomorrow and sequestered.
  • The Defense used many strikes to take our potential African American jurors but was able to convey “race neutral” reasons for the strikes.
  • We thank the nation for the interest in Jordan’s case.  We hope you will get to know Jordan.  Our prayers are with those who will be trying this case and that justice will prevail.

IMG_8111[3]September 23, 2014 – Jury Selection Continued.

  • 40 More jurors were brought in and questioned at length.
  • Many had heard something about the case, but those that qualified had not yet had an opinion or any bias.

September 22, 2014 – Jury Selection Begun

  • 100 prospective jurors were brought in and given questionnaires. Over 40 of the 100 potential jurors were dismissed based on bias or issues with sequestration or hardship.
  • Many prospective jurors were individually questioned based on answers as to knowledge of case or hardship.  18 still must be questioned individually, which will resume at 8:30 AM.  40 new jurors will be brought in tomorrow and individually questioned if necessary.
  • The remaining jurors will be questioned as a group tomorrow afternoon.  Judge Healey said he wants at least 60 jurors to be sat for primary lawyer questioning.  He has about half of that now.
  • Photo credit - Jacob Long - First Coast NewsA 12 member and 2-4 alternate jury will be picked therefrom and be sequestered.  If a jury cannot be chosen, the entire trial will be tried in another county.
  • Lucia McBath and Ron Davis were supported before trial by Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and Oscar Grant’s Uncle Bobby (aka Cephus Johnson), as well as Emmett Till’s family. Photo Credit- Jacob Long, First Coast News.

(Various Court Dates and Advocacy)

September 6, 20142 Weeks Until Trial for Murder of Jordan Davis Update

541388_257182457776120_665701048_nJuly 7, 2014 –  Hearing today. Michael Dunn’s next pre-trial hearing is August 4. Motions must be made by July 28. Trial for murder of Jordan Davis will begin September 22.

April 22, 2014 – Michael Dunn was back in court today. He waived his right to a prompt retrial on hung count of Murder of Jordan Davis.

February 23, 2014Jon Stewart Of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show talks about the Michael Dunn / Jordan Davis case

(Various Court Dates and Advocacy)

1656008_266352830192416_2092502933_nThe week of February 17, 2014 – Media – Watch interviews on Good Morning America & The Katie Couric Show

February 16, 2014 – Jordan Davis’ Birthday. He would have been 19 years old.

February 15, 2014 – Trial Day Twelve: Jury arrives. The jury reached a verdict, guilty on four counts (three counts of attempted murder and one count of firing into vehicle), undecided on Murder of Jordan Davis. Watch as the verdict is being read. Watch the Press Conferences from the Prosecution and the Defense.

1293050_260170567477309_690040298_oFebruary 14, 2014 Trial Day Eleven: Jury arrives. The jury asked if they couldn’t come to a decision on one count but could on other counts. The judge reminded the courtroom that Dunn faces five counts. The answer was yes, they could decide that way. Question #7, Question #8, Question #9,Question #10Jury dismissed.

February 13, 2014 Trial Day Ten: Jury Arrives. Judge comments. Watch recorded video segments of the day: Question #2, Answer #2, Question #3, Question #4, Question #5 & 6.

February 12, 2014 – Trial Day Nine: Closing arguments were heard. Watch video here:Pre-court Jury InstructionErin Wolfson’s Closing Arguments, Cory Strolla’s Closing Arguments & John Guy’s Rebuttal, Closing Jury Instruction, Alternates Chosen & Foreman Selected,  Question #1

1614070_272767972884235_1447861003_oFebruary 11, 2014 – Trial Day Eight: Video recap here: Parts pre-court, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & Jury Instruction Review

February 10, 2014 – Trial Day Seven: Video recap here: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

February 9, 2014 Trial Court closed on Sunday.

February 8, 2014 – Trial Day Six: Video recap here: Parts 1234,5.

February 7, 2014 – Trial Day Five:  Video recap here: Parts 123, 456 & 7.

1948076_265455183615514_742322059_nFebruary 6, 2014 – Trial Day Four:  Here is a recap of the Opening Statements and the beginning of the trial. Click here for video recaps of the day Parts 1,  23 & 4.

February 5, 2014 Trial Day Three: Jury Selection & Jury Seated. Click here for a summary.

February 4, 2014 Trial Day Two: Jury Selection Click here for a summary.

February 3, 2014 Trial Day One: Jury Selection Click here for a summary.

(Various Court Dates and Advocacy)

April 25, 2013 – Rolling Stone Magazine releases article on Jordan.

April 17, 2013 – Jordan’s family appears on Raising America on HLN.

December 31, 2012 – Jordan appears on the cover of Jet Magazine.

December 14, 2012 – Jordan’s family appears on TVONE with Roland Martin.

December 14, 2012 – Jordan’s family appears on CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien

December 13, 2012 – Davis family appears on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

December 1, 2012 – Jordan Davis funeral in Atlanta.

November 30, 2012 – MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell does op-ed on Jordan Davis

November 30, 2012 – MSNBC Online covers case

November 30, 2012 – Jordan’s Memorial in Atlanta.

November 28, 2012 – The Atlantic covers the Murder of Jordan Davis

November 28, 2012 – Jordan’s Memorial in Jacksonville.

November 23, 2012 – Jordan Davis killed by Michael Dunn.

 


More Links:

Read Dunn’s Jail Letters Here

Read an update on Dunn’s pending appeal here

Watch Full Michael Dunn Pre-Arrest Interview by Detectives

Watch what Michael Dunn’s neighbor had to say about him (very negative)

Evidence Locker: State of Florida & Jordan Davis versus Michael Dunn

Review over 400 photos of the physical evidence for yourself (may download slow)

Watch portions of Trial and read more about the case here (you are here)

Jordan Davis: Download Jet and Rolling Stone Magazine Articles

Michael Dunn on Myspace: Learn More About Jordan Davis’s Killer

 


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