Michael Dunn trial jury deliberations enter second day

11:40 AM, Feb 13, 2014   |    comments
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Michael Dunn testifies on the witness stand on Tuesday, February 11 2014.



JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) -- Jury deliberations in one of the most high-profile cases in Jacksonville history will continue Thursday.

According to Duval County court officials, the murder trial of Michael Dunn will resume at 9:30 a.m.

Dunn, 47, is accused of fatally shooting Wolfson High School student Jordan Davis, 17, at a south side gas station in November 2012. The incident followed a dispute over loud music coming from an SUV Davis was riding in with three friends.

On Wednesday around 5 p.m., the jury of five men and seven women began deliberating after receiving their jury instructions and hearing closing arguments.

Deliberations continued for three hours until the jury asked to see surveillance video from the gas station. At that point, Judge Russell Healey decided to adjourn court for the night and allow the jury to see the video first thing Thursday.

The video shows Dunn's fiance, Rhonda Rouer, reacting to the sound of gunfire while at the checkout counter inside the gas station.

Rouer previously testified Dunn never once told her he opened fire because he saw Davis with a weapon sticking out of the rear passenger window of the SUV.

Dunn contends the shooting was in self-defense because Davis got out of the vehicle and made verbal threats against his life. A total of 10 shots were fired.

The state argues Dunn left the scene after the shooting, never called 911 and that no weapon was ever found.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

A rally is also planned Thursday morning at 8:30 by the New Black Panther Party to demand Dunn receive the death penalty if found guilty.

It will be only a symbolic gesture since capital punishment is not an option in this case.


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-DAY 1: Prosecutor says Dunn was unconcerned after shooting
-DAY 2: Testimony focuses on rap music confrontation
-DAY 3: Jacksonville Police officer takes the stand
-DUNN'S FIANCEE: Emotional Testimony
-DUNN ON THE STAND: Suspect testifies

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