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Fla. jurors deliberate in loud music killing trial

February 12, 2014 • National News


Rhonda Rouer, fiance of Michael Dunn testifies, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. Michael Dunn, the Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after an argument over loud music testified Tuesday that he thought he saw the barrel of a gun from a neighboring vehicle pointed at him and that he feared for his life before firing his weapon. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida man reacted viciously to an argument over loud music with teenagers in a store parking lot and fired multiple shots into their vehicle, killing one of them, and then drove away as if nothing happened, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments at the man’s trial.

Defense attorneys argued, however, that the state failed to prove its case or show that Michael Dunn hadn’t acted in self-defense.

Jurors began deliberating in the late afternoon on whether Dunn committed first-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. Dunn, who is pleading not guilty, faces life in prison if convicted of that charge.

They deliberated for three hours Wednesday night before recessing for the night. Before they left, they asked to see a convenience store security video that captured sounds of the gunshots. They said they wanted to watch the video on Thursday.

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