Michael Dunn Trial: Day 3: Jacksonville police officer takes the stand

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Detective Andrew Kippel explains to the jury how he processed the crime scene saying 9 gun shots were fired into the red Durango SUV occupied by the teenagers.

 


 


JACKSONVILLE (Florida Today) - Testimony from a JSO officer who processed the crime scene where the shooting took place was the main focus of Day 3 in the murder trial of Michael Dunn Saturday.

Dunn is charged in the death of 17 year-old Jordan Davis. The teen was fatally shot at a convenience store parking lot on November 23, 2012.

Testimony in the trial highlighted how loud music from the teen's vehicle initiated a verbal confrontation between Davis and Dunn who told the teens to turn down the music.

Detective Andrew Kippel explained to the jury how he processed the crime scene saying 9 gun shots were fired into the red Durango SUV occupied by the teenagers.

Kippel, with pictures, showed the jury the three shots that entered rear passenger door where Davis was seated.

State Attorney Angela Corey handled the questioning asking Kippel if he found a weapon in the vehicle to which he answered "no".

Dunn contends he saw a weapon either a lead pipe or shotgun.

Defense attorney Cory Strolla in cross examination zeroed on what what was done at the crime scene that night.

Strolla wanted to know what if anything was done to search for evidence other than in the vehicle. The evidence technician said he was not instructed to search dumpsters or a parking lot near the convenience store.

On Friday, witnesses testified they never saw the teens with a weapon or attempting to dispose of one.

Three teens in the vehicle with Jordan Davis told the jury they did not have a weapon Friday.

The teens also testified that the music in the car was blasting making it difficult to hear the verbal exchange between Davis and Dunn. They all told the jury that Davis did not threaten Dunn.

In other testimony a crime scene investigator from Brevard County Sheriff's Office told the jury about his search of Dunn's car following his arrest in Satellite Beach at his condo.

Phillip Miranda testified he found a Taurus 9mm gun in the open glove box of Dunn's car.

He also told the jury he found one spent shell casing in the car.

Judge Russell Healy says court will not be held on Sunday even though the jury expressed a willingness to hear testimony on Sunday.


More Florida 'loud music' trial coverage:

WATCH: Coverage of Michael Dunn trial in Jacksonville

THE STORY: 
-Florida's next Trayvon Martin case?
-Echoes of Zimmerman expected in FL murder trial
-Man claims fear led to slaying over loud music

TESTIMONY: 
-DAY 1: Prosecutor says Dunn was unconcerned after shooting
-DAY 2: Testimony focuses on rap music confrontation


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