Michael Dunn

Change of venue sought in loud music killing


Assistant State Attorney John Guy delivers the rebuttal to the defense closing arguments during the trial of Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. Michael Dunn is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012.(AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Assistant State Attorney John Guy delivers the rebuttal to the defense closing arguments during the trial of Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. Michael Dunn is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012.(AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing a teenager in Florida during an argument over loud music is scheduled to be back in court as his attorneys argue that a new trial should be held outside of Jacksonville.

Attorneys for Michael Dunn will try to convince a judge Thursday that media coverage of his earlier trial, which ended deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge, has tainted the local jury pool.

The 47-year-old Dunn was convicted of three counts of second-degree attempted murder for shooting into a carload of teenagers during a dispute over their loud music, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia.

But the jury failed to reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge stemming from Davis’ death.

The retrial is scheduled to begin Sept. 22.

Source: AP

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