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Michael Dunn, Fla. man, denied bond again in fatal loud music dispute

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(CBS) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Bond was denied again Tuesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a Florida teen in 2012 in a dispute over loud music. It is a killing that has been widely compared to the case of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin,News4Jax.com reported.

Michael Dunn is charged with killing Jordan Davis, 17, at a Jacksonville gas station last November. Dunn claims he shot the teen in self-defense after seeing a gun in the car, but police said a weapon was never found, according to the site.

Dunn had already been denied bond, but the motion was reportedly re-heard because a new judge has taken over the case.

Judge Russell Healey, the third judge to be assigned to the case, also denied a motion to rule Dunn indigent, meaning he will have to pay for his legal defense, the site reports.

Dunn's attorney, Cory Strolla, told the site he saw few similarities between his client's case and the Trayvon Martin case. However, he told the site that State Attorney Angela Corey - who is prosecuting the case and was also the special prosecutor on the Zimmerman case -may come down hard on his client in light of Zimmerman's acquittal.

"I think they're going to do their best to not lose this case because I think politically and publicly she's already taken, I guess, a backlash from the community for it," Strolla said.

Zimmerman, 29, was found not-guilty Saturday by a six-panel jury in the shooting death of Martin during an altercation in the gated community where Zimmerman had launched a neighborhood watch.

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