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Slain Teen’s Mother To Testify Against Stand Your Ground-Related Bill During Sen. Hearing

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When Florida lawmakers come back to Tallahassee this week, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis is set to come as well. She’ll be speaking against a Stand Your Ground-related measure that’s slated to get its first committee hearing Tuesday.

The measure by Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) would change the role of prosecutors during the Immunity hearing for Stand Your Ground, which allows people to claim self-defense.

So, in other words, instead of the accused having to prove their self-defense claim to avoid the trial during a pre-trial hearing, the measure would shift that burden to the State Attorneys.

As she did back in 2015, Lucia McBath intends to testify against the measure when it comes up for a vote Tuesday during the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McBath’s son, Jordan Davis, was shot to death in a dispute over loud music. The man responsible—Michael Dunn—had claimed self-defense—though he was later convicted.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.