After the “loud music” trial in Florida ended with a partial verdict — jurors convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but they deadlocked on the charge of first-degree murder for killing Jordan Davis, leading to a mistrial — many reactions to the trial focused on the confusing conclusion.
A juror tried to explain the deadlock last week, explaining how the jury wound up unanimous on certain things while disagreeing on the biggest charge.
In a new interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic, Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis’s mother, spoke about the verdict:
It baffles our mind too. Don’t think that we aren’t angry. Don’t think that I am not angry. Forgiving Michael Dunn doesn’t negate what I’m feeling and my anger. And I am allowed to feel that way. But more than that I have a responsibility to God to walk the path He’s laid. In spite of my anger, and my fear that we won’t get the verdict that we want, I am still called by the God I serve to walk this out.