Michael Dunn

Jury selected in loud-music-killing case


Michael Dunn smiles at his parents during a break in his trial in Jacksonville, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Dunn is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

Michael Dunn smiles at his parents during a break in his trial in Jacksonville, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Dunn is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the second trial of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

Twelve jurors and four alternates are scheduled to hear opening statements Thursday, despite arguments by attorneys for 47-year-old Michael Dunn that news media coverage had made getting a fair jury in Jacksonville impossible. Two of the jurors are black; 10 are white.

Prosecutors say Dunn killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia, by firing 10 times into an SUV occupied by four teens in November 2012.

A previous jury found Dunn guilty of attempted second-degree murder, but deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge.

He faces a mandatory life sentence in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.

Source: AP

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ann43016 says:

Will the Michael Dunn retrial be live stream?

   
LadyMephisto says:

Why only two black jurors? Is the prosecutor incapable of finding impartial jurors who are minorities? With ten white jurors, Jordan will never get true justice.

   

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