Funeral For Jordan Davis to Be Held in Marietta Saturday
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- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 20:54
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The body of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old Florida high school student who was shot and killed while sitting in the backseat of an SUV, reportedly after an argument about his music being too loud, will be laid to rest this weekend in Marietta.
Davis's funeral will happen on Saturday at noon near the Georgia home of his mother. His alleged killer, Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old white male gun collector, is awaiting trial in Jacksonville and has pleaded not guilty.
"Michael David Dunn was charged with capital felony murder and three counts of attempted murder," Jacksonville Florida Sheriff's Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley told BlackAmericaWeb.com. Dunn was arrested on Saturday and is not eligible for bond, according to jail records.
Authorities said Dunn got into an argument with Davis after asking the teen to turn the music in his SUV down at a service station. "And for whatever reason, the suspect produced a weapon and started firing into the vehicle," Jacksonville Sheriff Lt. Rob Schoonover said during a press conference.
Dunn fired his weapon at least eight times, Schoonover said.
A viewing was held for Davis earlier in the week at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Fla., which was attended by his father and many of his classmates according to NBC affiliate WTLV.
"He was always smiling. You know, he had a big, million-dollar smile, always smiling and, you know, just seeing him with his mouth closed, it's sad," Dunn's friend of three years, Maurice Ivory, told WTLV. .
Davis was looking forward to joining the Marine Corps after graduation, the station reported.
Dunn's legal team will reportedly be using Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground Law" to defend Dunn. The law was invoked by George Zimmerman who stands accused of second-degree murder for killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin in February.
The family will receive friends and family today from 6–9 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, which is located at 2480 Macland Road.
Funeral Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Trinity Chapel Church of God, 4665 Macland Road, in Powder Springs. Jordan will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, in Marietta, according to the West Cobb Funeral Home's website.