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(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Michael Dunn, the Florida man convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal 2012 shooting of a teen over loud music was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Dunn was found guilty of attempted murder and firing a gun into a car in February, but jurors could not initially agree on whether he was guilty of the first-degree murder charge. He was convicted on the murder charge in a second trial that began in September.

Dunn got into an argument with Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012, in the parking lot of a Florida gas station, during which he asked Davis and his friends to turn down the music playing from their vehicle. Dunn said he felt threatened, and that he thought he saw Davis point a gun at him, before firing nine bullets into the vehicle, killing Davis.

According to the Florida Times-Union, Dunn apologized to Davis’ family prior to his sentencing on Friday. Davis’ family also addressed the court.

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