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Published On: Mon, Feb 17th, 2014

Michael Dunn guilty on lesser charges in ‘Loud Music Case’ as Prosecutor plans to retry the case

After more than 30 hours of deliberations over four days, the 12 jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of firing into an occupied car. A mistrial was declared on the murder charge.

Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis

The now famous “Loud Music” trial may not be over as Dunn, age 47, escaped a serious charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Jordan Davis.

State Attorney Angela Corey said her office would seek a retrial of Dunn on a first-degree murder charge.

“We intend to try him … retry Michael Dunn on first degree murder,” she said.

Defense attorney Cory Strolla said he plans to appeal based on several issues, including how the jury could reach guilty verdicts on four counts and deadlock on another.

Judge Russell L. Healey reported that the jury couldn’t agree on the murder charge. They had the option of convicting him of second-degree murder or manslaughter. The judge asked them to continue their work, and they went back to the deliberation room for two more hours before returning with a verdict.

“I’ve never seen a case where deliberations have gone on for this length of time,” Healey said afterward, praising the jurors. “They’ve embraced their civic duty, and they are to be commended for that.”

Jurors declined to talk to the media.

Davis and other teens were asked by Dunn to turned down their music outside a convenience store in Florida. Dunn testified he heard someone in the SUV shouting expletives and the word “cracker,” as things escalated. Dunn says he saw one of the teens raise what he thought was a gun aimed directly at him when he pulled, fired his weapon, killing Davis in the process.

 

 

 

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