'Jet' magazine puts Jordan Davis' story on cover
Updated On: Dec 30 2012 08:43:37 AM EST
The smiling face of a Wolfson High School student is being prominently displayed next to the cover photos of recognizable names such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift and other celebrities.
But this story is not about a local kid-done-good.
'Jet' Magazine chose to feature the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis on the January 14th issue, asking the question, 'Is your child next?"
The 8-page article starts with a photo of Ron Davis clutching a framed picture of his son.
"You can't get anymore telling of this story than the picture inside of Ron and Jordan, him holding a picture of his deceased son," said Davis family attorney, John Phillips.
The article highlights Davis' life, saying, "Jordan was a good kid - a typical 17-year old who had a penchant for skinny jeans, Vans sneakers, and football. His parents call him their 'miracle baby,' because he was the product of a high-risk pregnancy that came after (Lucia) McBath and (Ron) Davis, then suffered several miscarriages."
The national periodical also talks about the teen's death and the man charged with his murder.
Michael Dunn, 46, is in the Duval County Jail facing first-degree murder and 3 charges of attempted murder.
Dunn's defense attorney, Cory Strolla, says his client was acting in self defense. Dunn told police he saw the barrel of a rifle out of the back window the red Dodge Durango at the Gate gas station on Baymeadows Boulevard Nov. 23. Davis was riding in the vehicle with friends after a night of Black Friday shopping.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred after an argument with Dunn and teenagers inside the SUV regarding loud music.
Phillips said the Davis' mother and father want their son's death to bring change to the American justice system.
"This is a very inspired family that truly wants to try to change the way not only people treat each other, but the way the law treats people," Phillips said. "This isn't a case where like, Trayvon Martin, we want to divide this country, we want to unite it. The Davis and McBath families have a sincere desire to have a butterfly affect from Jordan's life."
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