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Mom of murdered teen wants answers

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Updated: 12/12/2013 11:11 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lucia McBath spent Tuesday afternoon doing what most parents can not imagine, writing her son's obituary.

"We had such a loving child and I want to make sure he's honored the right way," said McBath.

Black Friday will always be a dark memory for Jordan Davis' family. The Wolfson High senior was gunned down at a Gate gas station Friday night. Davis and a group of friends were on their way home from the mall. According to police, Michael Dunn and the teen got into an argument over loud music. Dunn told police that he felt threatened by the group of teenagers. That's when he shot at their SUV eight or nine times.

Dunn is now in the Duval County Jail on charges of murder and attempted murder.

"I feel so sorry for him because he's going to have to live with that for the rest of his life. He's going to have to answer to God for that."

McBath was in Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday when she got a late-night phone call from Jordan's dad.

"He started crying and I knew, I knew at that moment, I knew in my spirit that Jordan was gone."

McBath and dozens of family members wasted no time getting to Jacksonville.

Pictures a parent normally keeps in a family photo album or on a living room shelf now appear on a hotel nightstand. A sad memorial of a son who's last act was bringing together family and friends.

"It's such a tragedy that it had to come to this for that to happen but I know this is what he wanted. We don't want it this way but I know everybody being together, that's what he always wanted."

McBath says Jordan's funeral will take place Friday night in Atlanta. Family members are also hosting a memorial Wednesday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home located at 11801 San Jose Blvd.
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