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Michael Dunn sentencing delayed until after May retrial

6:45 PM, Mar 14, 2014   |    comments
Michael Dunn gestures on the stand Feb. 11, 2014. (Photo: Bob Mack, AP)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.

A Duval County judge made that decision Friday and also scheduled Michael Dunn's new trial for May 5.

Dunn had been scheduled this month to be sentenced for attempted murder and firing into a vehicle, but his attorney was concerned that statements Dunn makes at a sentencing hearing could be used against him in his second trial.

Jurors deadlocked last month on the murder charge against Dunn in the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Prosecutors said they would retry him.

Dunn could face a maximum of 60 years in prison for the charges on which he already has been convicted.

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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
-DAY 3: Jacksonville Police officer takes the stand
-DUNN'S FIANCE: Emotional Testimony
-DAY 4: Prosecution rests case vs. Dunn

VERDICT:
-Mistrial declared on murder charge in Dunn trial


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