The defendant takes the stand and describes his demeanor in the moments after he shot Jordan Davis:
I’m shaking, I mean I’m quivering like a leaf.
He says the teens began shouting racial epithets when he asked them to turn the music down and that he was flabbergasted when the verbal exchange escalated to death threats. He reports seeing the barrel of a shotgun above the windowsill and Davis exit the SUV the teens were in. He says fear for his life drove him to retrieve his gun from the glove compartment and fire nine shots into the teens’ vehicle. He admits he then drove to his hotel and ordered pizza.