Re-trial for Michael Dunn murder case scheduled for May
In May, prosecutors will re-try Michael Dunn, the Florida man who fired into a car full of teens during a loud music dispute. Dunn killed Jordan Davis the day after Thanksgiving in 2012.
He was convicted on February 15 of three counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of firing a weapon into a vehicle.
Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict on the first-degree murder charge Dunn faced in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The panel could have also opted to convict Dunn of lesser included offenses, including second-degree murder and manslaughter, in Davis’ death.
Dunn shot into a Dodge Durango outside a convenience store in Jacksonville as Davis and three friends sat in the vehicle the night of Nov. 23.
Dunn argued that he shot in self defense, but no weapon was found in the vtruck or on any of the young men.
A juror in the trial known only as juror #4, recently came forward and stated that originally the jury voted 10-2 in favor of charging Dunn with first-degree murder. The jurors rested on a verdict of 9-3.
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