State of Florida (Jordan Davis) v. Michael Dunn UpdatePosted 15 Oct 2015 by John Phillips
I am frequently asked for an update on what is going on with the case against Michael Dunn, as well as how Jordan Davis’s parents are doing. So, here’s a little update.
Michael Dunn’s Appeal
Michael Dunn’s lawyers are appealing the guilty verdicts from both trials. After much delay, Dunn’s appellate brief was ultimately filed on August 15, 2015. The Times Union wrote an article about it which can be read here. The State of Florida filed a motion for extension of time on September 8, 2015 to get more time to file a response. Their answer brief is thus due to be filed on or before December 9, 2015. Dunn’s lawyers will then be able to file a rebuttal before the matter can proceed to oral argument. We have reviewed the argument and feel strongly that Dunn’s appeal will fail and all convictions will stand.
Meanwhile, the Department of Corrections is keeping Dunn’s whereabouts a secret, citing an obscure law as its rationale. We have debated filing a suit to obtain this information. The Times-Union wrote about that here.
Ron Davis and Lucia McBath are still traveling the world, talking about and, in some ways, still parenting their son and the children of others. Their passion is beyond inspirational. Both are well and have made the world a better place. Much of their time lately has been attending screenings of the documentary and supporting other families while advocating for reasonable gun laws. They are both also actively supporting Foundations in Jordan’s name.
3 and 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets is the official story of the life and death of Jordan Davis. It got its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and won an award for its social impact. You can watch that award ceremony here. The film is set to debut on HBO next week on November 23, 2015 (the anniversary of the shooting). Watch the trailer here:
There is an additional film, Armor of Light, which features Lucia McBath’s advocacy. Both are on the initial long list for academy award consideration.