Families of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis to team up at 'stand your ground' rally

Published On: Feb 26 2014 04:42:44 PM EST
TAMPA, Fla. -

The parents of slain teen Jordan Davis say they will join the parents of slaying victim Trayvon Martin and the widow of a man shot to death in a Florida movie theater to talk with legislators in Tallahassee about the state's so-called stand your ground law.

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath said Wednesday they will visit Tallahassee on March 10 for a rally to protest the law.

Their son was shot by Michael Dunn, who was convicted earlier this month on multiple counts of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012.

However, the jury couldn't reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge against Dunn in the death of teenager Jordan Davis. A mistrial was declared on that count.

The announcement of the families uniting at the rally came on Wednesday, two years to the day that Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July 2013.

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