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Michael Dunn, accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, gets new attorney

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Jordan Davis was shot in a dispute over loud music on November 23, 2012. Davis was in a parked car with friends in the parking lot of a Gate gas station.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The two attorneys who were representing Michael Dunn, the man charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, tell First Coast News they are no longer representing Dunn.

Robin Lemonidis and Mitch Stone said Monday that Dunn's family has hired West Palm Beach attorney Cory Strolla to represent Dunn.

While it is not known if he will use the "Stand Your Ground" law in Dunn's defense, Davis' mother is fighting to get the law repealed.

Lucia McBath is trying to get 25,000 signatures on an online petition by January 1, 2013 to "Declare 'Stand Your Ground' laws illegal in accordance with federal law. Require states amend laws to match federal law." White House staff will review the petition and issue an official response if 25,000 people sign it.

"We don't have to stand by and watch more people be affected and more people dying because of it," said McBath.

McBath doesn't want any other family to have to go through the devastating pain that she is experiencing. Davis, her only child, died after being shot during an argument at a Southside gas station that police say started over loud music.

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Dunn's former attorney Lemonidis previously said her client acted in self-defense when he felt threatened for his life. She claimed Dunn saw someone in the car Jordan was in flash a shotgun. Police said Jordan and his friends were not armed.

Florida was the first in the nation to enact the "Stand Your Ground" law that justifies the use of deadly force if someone fears death or great bodily harm regardless of where they are. It's a law that has Floridians split.

You can share your thoughts on Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law on our Facebook page.

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