The Michael Dunn trial: another juror speaks out, says case ‘not about race’
Another juror in the Michael Dunn case has spoken out about the verdict.
Juror #8, Creshuna Miles, a 21-year-old black woman, in an interview with CNN says that race was not a factor in the jury’s decision-making.
A second juror in the Michael Dunn case went public on Tuesday, telling CNN that she thinks Michael Dunn is a “good guy” who “made bad decisions.” Creshuna Miles, 21, said she believes Dunn committed second-degree murder when he shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis.[…] Miles, who was one of two African Americans on the jury, agreed with the first juror to come forward that race wasn’t a factor in the jury’s decision. “I never once thought about, oh, this was a black kid. This was a white guy,” said Miles. “We didn’t even think about the race aspect of it. Race was never a factor … when I was making my decision.”
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Miles said the case was not about race, but “justice.” Jordan Davis’ parents responded by asking how Miles, as an African American woman, could not think that race was a factor.
Miles also stated that she wanted the Davis family to know that she tried to fight for the teen in the jury room. “We, everyone that felt he was guilty, we fought and we fought and we fought, and I saw the look on his dad’s face when we came to nothing,” she said. “I know it hurts. It’s like thinking you’ve got this wound healed and then somebody slices it open again because now they have to go through that whole process all over again.”
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