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Alleged Shooter Takes Stand In Loud Music Murder Trial

JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) - A man on trial for a shooting a teen during an argument over loud music has taken the stand in his own defense.

Michael Dunn was the first witness called Tuesday by his defense team.

The 47-year-old Dunn is on trial for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia, in November 2012.

He was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February and already faces at least 60 years in prison.

The jury in the first trial deadlocked on the first-degree murder count.

Prosecutors say Dunn fired 10 shots into the SUV carrying Davis and three other teenagers in a convenience store parking lot.

He has argued that he feared for his life during the argument with Davis.

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