Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Michael Dunn Pleads Not Guilty

Michael Dunn, the 45-year-old man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a Florida parking lot, has pleaded not guilty and is using the state's Stand Your Ground defense.

Fox News

Was it murder or self-defense?
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Florida in the trial of 47-year-old Michael Dunn, a software developer charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the November 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store.
Authorities say an argument over loud music led to the shooting. Davis was parked in a vehicle with three friends outside the store. Dunn and his fiancé had just left a wedding reception and were heading back home when they stopped at the store and pulled up next to the sport utility vehicle that Davis was sitting in.
An argument began after Dunn told them to turn the music down, police said. One of Davis' friends turned the music down, but Davis then told him to turn it back up.
According to authorities, Dunn became enraged and he and Davis began arguing. One person walking out of the convenience store said he heard Dunn say, "You are not going to talk to me like that."
Dunn, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled a 9 mm handgun from the glove compartment, according to an affidavit, and fired multiple shots into the SUV, striking Davis in the back and groin.
Dunn later told police he felt threatened. His attorney has said Dunn saw a gun and shot in self-defense, perhaps laying the ground work for a case under Florida's "stand your ground" law.


  1. This one has drama all its own. A prosecutor from the Zimmerman case. And by the sounds of things, some real live "I was there" witnesses that can help either establish guilt, or introduce reasonable doubt.

    "Angela Corey, the state attorney who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in Martin's shooting death but then assigned others to lead the prosecution, may be seeking to rehabilitate her image after the Zimmerman acquittal because she believes this time the prosecution will win, Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer Janet Johnson, a legal commentator during the Zimmerman trial, told the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville."

    "Dunn attorney Cory Strolla said he planned to argue the friends hid a gun when they briefly left the convenience store.
    He told the Times-Union witnesses reported seeing two men jump out of the SUV after it drove into an adjacent parking lot, and appeared to be trying to hide something.
    "We know that vehicle drove away and there are about a dozen dumpsters in that area," Strolla told the newspaper in an email."

    1. It sounds like a bit of a stretch to say those guys were really armed and they got rid of the gun. Michael Dunn is a concealed carry murderer. I hope the VPC and the State of Florida have taken not for their stats.