crimesider

Day 2 of "loud music" trial deliberations ends; no verdict

An image from inside the Gate gas station convenience store just Michael Dunn began shooting WTEV

Last Updated Feb 13, 2014 6:41 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Jurors deliberated for a second day Thursday but recessed without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a Florida man who shot and killed a teenager after an argument over loud music.

The 12 jurors left for the night after deliberating for more than 11 hours over two days in the trial of Michael Dunn. They will resume deliberations Friday morning.

Dunn, 47, shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in the parking lot of a Jacksonville gas station on the evening of Nov. 23, 2012. Dunn fired 10 shots in three short bursts at the red Dodge Durango that Davis and three other teens were riding in. Davis was hit three times and died at the scene.

Dunn testified that he fired in self-defense after being threatened by Davis and seeing what he thought was the barrel of a shotgun through the SUV’s window.

Dunn left the scene and never called police to report the incident, even after seeing on the news that night that someone had died. Police tracked him down thanks to a witness who memorized his license plate number.

 

dummy.jpg
The mannequin used by the prosecution in the Michael Dunn trial to illustrate the path of bullets through Jordan Davis' body
WTEV
 Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in Davis' death, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, one for each of the other teens in the car Dunn shot at, and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle. At trial, prosecutors said Dunn fired 10 rounds, nine of which hit the car.

On Thursday, the jurors watched unedited surveillance video from the night of the shooting, reports CBS affiliate WTEV.

Jurors also asked to see the "dummy with the sticks," a mannequin used by the prosecution to illustrate the path the bullets took into Davis' body, WTEV said. However, the judge reportedly denied their request because the dummy had not been entered as evidence, only as "demonstrative evidence."

Those deciding the case, including 12 jurors and four alternates, have been sequestered since the trial began on Feb. 6. Closing arguments ended Wednesday and the jury got the case late Wednesday afternoon.


  • Julia Dahl

    Julia Dahl writes about crime and justice for CBSNews.com

Comments