Imagine acting in a movie about a stand your ground case, and months later your own child is unjustifiably killed by someone claiming immunity under stand your ground law. That’s exactly what happened to Lucia Mcbath.
Mcbath, a professional model and actress, is the mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, gunned down in Florida by 46 year-old Michael Dunn during an argument over loud music. She and the teen’s dad, Ron Davis, have been advocates for changes to Florida’s stand your ground law.
Mcbath has a small role in a new movie, “Stand Your Ground: A Cry For Justice“, where she plays the fictional Mrs. Reymundo, a grieving mother and the wife of a man named Juan Reymundo. Not much is known about her small part. But much is known about the death of Mcbath’s son, Jordan Davis.
On the night after Thanksgiving 2012 (just months after filming wrapped up), as an SUV full of teenagers was parked at a Jacksonville gas station, Michael Dunn parked next to them and got into an argument with Davis as rapper Chief Keef blared from the SUV’s sound system. Dunn didn’t like the music, and started a shouting match with Davis. Then he opened fire, claiming he feared for his life. Davis, in the back seat, was the only one shot, and died on the scene.
The “Stand Your Ground” movie is a courtroom drama based on a true story of faith and a journey experienced by Jackie Carpenter, a Georgia woman, as she fights to free her son, Jason Veitch, from charges of felony murder and other charges. Veitch was defending private property in 2008 when he accidentally shot and killed Gaston Gonzalez, suspected of stealing construction materials. Veitch was later cleared of all charges.
Lucia Mcbath has endured and will continue to endure her own personal journey through stand your ground law as the trial of Michael Dunn approaches early next year.
Here’s a trailer for the movie, scheduled for a limited theatrical release January 17, 2014:
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