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Crowds, Jordan Davis' parents react to 'loud music' verdict

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Crowds react after the mistrial declared on the most serious charge Saturday. (Source: WAWS/CNN) Crowds react after the mistrial declared on the most serious charge Saturday. (Source: WAWS/CNN)

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WAWS/CNN) - Crowds outside the courthouse erupted upon hearing the verdict Saturday.

"Based on the jury's inability to reach a verdict as to count one, I will declare that mistried," Duval County Circuit Court Judge Russell Healey said.

The jury was unable to agree on whether Michael Dunn committed murder or acted in self defense when he shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis in November 2012. This was the most serious charge Dunn faced.

However, the jury did find him guilty on three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into a car.

Prosecutors say Dunn meant to kill Jordan and three of his friends when he fired his gun at their SUV, after an argument over loud music in a Jacksonville parking lot.

Following the verdict, Jordan's parents spoke to the media.

"It's sad for Mr. Dunn that he will live the rest of his life in that sense of torment," said Lucia McBath, Jordan's mother.

"I believe we have stood strong in the eyes of not only Jacksonville, not only Florida, not only the nation, but the world is looking at all of us here in Jacksonville," said Ron Davis, Jordan's father.

Dunn's attorney says there was no winner in this case.

"There's going to be two sets of families that are going to be grieving because of what happened here," Defense Attorney Cory Strolla said.

Meanwhile, the prosecution plans to push for another trial.

"We intend to try him ... retry Michael Dunn on first-degree murder," Florida State Attorney Angela Corey said.

The 12-person jury deliberated for more than 30 hours for four days.

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