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Florida Man Convicted in 'Loud Music' Killing: A Florida man who shot into a car full of teens after getting into an argument over loud music has been found guilty of first-degree murder.  CNN reports that 47-year-old Michael Dunn shot 10 rounds into the vehicle, leaving 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead.  Dunn was found guilty on four charges related to the killing earlier this year but the jury deadlocked on whether or not he was guilty of murder.  Dunn is scheduled to be sentenced later this month on the first-degree murder conviction, he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Ohio Man Found Guilty in Quadruple Homicide: A 22-year-old Ohio man will now face a possible death sentence after being convicted of murdering four people in April 2013.  Adam Ferrise of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Deshanon Haywood was convicted of several felonies including 13 counts of aggravated murder, four counts of kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated robbery in what authorities believe was a drug-deal gone bad.  Haywood is scheduled to be sentenced on October 14.  His co-defendant was also found guilty of murder and was sentenced to four consecutive life terms.

Child Rapist Sentenced to Life Behind Bars: A Georgia man convicted on four counts of aggravated child molestation will spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to four consecutive life terms.  Tyler H. Jones of the LaGrange Daily News reports that Daryl E. McGruder repeatedly raped and sodomized two young girls over the course of several months. The judge presiding over the case is notorious for handing down harsh sentences for child predators. Last year, he sentenced a sex offender to 1,000 years in prison.  

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