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Jury Still in Deliberations for 'Loud Music' Murder Trial

 
Jury Still in Deliberations for 'Loud Music' Murder Trial

Michael Dunn, who is on trial for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, took the stand earlier this week claiming that he was in fear of his life when he shot the teenager 10 times. Dunn confronted the teenager in a convenience store parking lot over loud music. Dunn claims that he asked Davis nicely to turn the music down but escalated into Davis yelling at Dunn, threatening his life with a shot gun or pipe-like weapon. Police state that there wasn't any such weapon found at the scene of the crime.

Dunn takes the stand in his murder trial:

Closing arguments began Wednesday with the Prosecution emphasizing the 10 bullets Dunn fired at the teenager and overreacted to the situation by taking "it upon himself to silence Jordan Davis forever."

"Jordan Davis didn't have a weapon. He had a big mouth. That man wasn't going to strand for it, and it cost Jordan Davis his life," Assistant State Attonerney John Guy told the jury on Wednesday. "This case is not about self-defense. It's about self-denial."

The jury began deliberations yesterday and have not reached a verdict yet. The jury has asked the judge to review the secruity camera footage of the shooting and the foam dummies used to recreate the crime; the judge denied the latter and told them to review the court transcript instead. If convicted Dunn could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.

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