"Loud music" shooter wanted his guns sold to pay for defense

Defendant Michael Dunn becomes emotional on the witness stand talking about his fiancee and their dog during his trial, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Michael Dunn, the Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a shooting over loud music, asked while in jail that his guns and ammunition be sold to pay for his defense.

Dunn made the statement to his father; it was among a series of taped phone calls and visits released Monday by prosecutors. Like all Duval County jail inmates, the 47-year-old was told the calls and visits would be recorded, with the exception of those involving attorneys.


 Dunn was convicted Saturday of three counts of attempted murder, stemming a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station. The jury deadlocked on whether he murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn fired 10 shots after he says Davis threatened him. Dunn also says he thought he saw a shotgun. Davis was killed by the first volley of shots. None of his three friends was struck by the second.

In another jailhouse phone conversation made public Monday, Dunn spoke with his girlfriend, Rhonda Rouer, describing himself as a victim in the Nov. 2012 shooting incident.

"You know I was thinking about that today, I was like I'm the f*** victim here, I was the one who was victimized," Michael Dunn said from jail in December 2012, a month after the shooting. "I mean I don't know how else to cut it, like they attacked me, I’m the victim. I'm the victor, but I was the victim too."