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Attorney wants 'stand your ground' law changed

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Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, speaks out against 'stand your ground'. (Source: CNN) Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, speaks out against 'stand your ground'. (Source: CNN)

TALLAHASSEE, FL (CNN) - A mistrial on the first-degree murder charge in the death of Florida teen Jordan Davis has renewed the debate over race and self-defense laws.

Michael Dunn was found guilty over the weekend of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after shooting into an SUV carrying four teens.

But the jury could not reach a verdict on the most serious charge, first-degree murder in the death of Davis, 17.

The case has drawn comparisons to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman's acquittal in that case.

Both cases triggered backlash against Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense laws.

The family attorney for Trayvon Martin's family told CNN Tuesday he wants that law to change.

"The problem is this law that says, as long as you can articulate some imaginary fear, that it's justified to kill our children," Benjamin Crump. "It's legalized murder and we have to talk about that."

Protesters in Jacksonville where the Dunn trial was held are also calling for Florida to change its self-defense laws.

Prosecutors say they do plan to retry Dunn on the murder charge.

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