One of the 2 black female jurors on the Michael Dunn jury has spoken out on whether racism was a factor in the jury deliberations.
Dunn, 47, was convicted on 4 of 5 counts against him in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument over loud rap music.
Juror #8 said race was not a factor in convicting Dunn on 3 counts of 2nd degree attempted murder and 1 count of throwing a missile.
Michael Dunn, the Florida who fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music, compared himself to a rape victim during a recorded jailhouse phone call.
A Florida jury convicted Dunn, 47, on three counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder for shooting up the SUV that Davis and his 3 friends were riding in.
“I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back,” Dunn told his fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, according to audio released by the prosecutor’s office on Monday.
Michael Dunn, the Georgia man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis after an argument over loud music in Jacksonville, was found guilty on 3 counts of 2nd-degree murder and 1 count of throwing a deadly missile.
But the Florida jury deadlocked on the 1st degree murder count – even after the judge ordered them to deliberate further. A mistrial was declared on the 1st degree murder count.
Michael Dunn, the Georgia man who shot and killed a teenager after an argument over loud “thumping bass” music, took the witness stand on day 4 of his 1st degree murder trial on Tuesday.
The prosecution and defense rested yesterday. Both sides will make their closing arguments today.
Dunn, 47, is on trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis during a verbal altercation outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida in November 2012. He is charged with 1 count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder. Dunn faces life in prison if convicted on all charges.
Michael Dunn, the Georgia man who shot and killed a teenager after an argument over loud “thumping bass” music, took the witness stand on day 3 of his 1st degree murder trial.
Dunn, 47, is on trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis during a verbal altercation outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida in November 2012.
Dunn is pleading not guilty. He said he shot Davis because he felt threatened after Davis hurled threats at him and he thought Davis had a gun. Investigators did not find a weapon in or around the SUV.
A software engineer is in a Brevard County jail charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old high school student Jordan Davis.
The incident occurred at a Jacksonville gas station on Southside Boulevard on Friday. Michael Dunn, who is white, told police he “felt threatened” by Davis and his friends after he complained about the loud music coming from their car. Davis is African American.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Jacksonville homicide Lt. Rob Schoonover said Dunn pulled out a weapon and started firing into the vehicle. Davis was shot multiple times and the car was riddled with at leasr 8 bullets.