Jacksonville, Fla. – Michael Dunn, the Florida man who was found guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder of unarmed teen Jordan Davis over loud music, was sentenced to life without parole on Friday, according to CBS News.
Dunn was previously convicted of three counts of attempted second degree murder for shooting at a car full of teenagers and killing one, Davis in November 2012.
CBS reports Dunn’s life sentence for Davis’ murder was mandatory after the state decided against seeking the death penalty.
Dunn made a short statement addressed to Davis’ family: “I truly regret what happened. If I could roll back time and do things differently I would still. I’m mortified I took a life”, according to CBS.
Davis’ mother Lucia McBath addressed the court saying, “I raised my son to love, accept and forgive others, therefore I too must be willing to forgive. And so I choose to forgive Mr. Dunn for taking my son’s life.”
According to the Florida Times-Union, Davis’ father, Ron Davis, said that he and the teen’s mother asked prosecutors not to seek to execute Dunn.
By Ashia Aubrey