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“Loud Music” Killer Sentenced to Life Without Parole

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:52pm 10/17/2014 at 12:52pm

In breaking news CNN reports that Michael Dunn, the Florida man who fired multiple rounds at four black teenagers in an SUV after an argument about their loud music, has been sentenced to life without parole.  One of those four teenagers, Jordan Davis, was mortally wounded.  Dunn had argued self-defense as...

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“Loud music” Murder Defendant Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:55pm 10/1/2014 at 3:55pm

Michael Dunn has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of black 17-year-old Jordan Davis on November 23, 2012.

This “loud music” murder case arose from the violent interaction between Michael Dunn and Jordan Davis and three of his teenaged friends while parked beside each other at a Florida gas...

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“Loud Music” Case: Jury Selection Begins for Re-Trial on Murder count

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00am 9/22/2014 at 11:00am

Jury selection begins today for the re-trial of Michael Dunn on a murder charge for the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis, reports Business Insider.

At his prior criminal trial Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of “throwing missiles” (firing a bullets) at a motor...

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Michael Dunn retrial set for May 5, sentencing delayed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:40pm 3/14/2014 at 12:40pm

At Michael Dunn’s recent “loud music” murder trial the jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of hurling missiles at an occupied vehicle–convictions sufficient for up to 75 years in prison. (Hat-tip to ‏@TCinOP for pointing out the News4Jax piece on this story.)

The jury hung,...

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Michael Dunn’s Sentencing May Be Delayed Until After Retrial on Murder Charge

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:15pm 3/11/2014 at 9:15pm

Micheal Dunn’s attorney, Corey Strolla, has asked that his client’s sentencing hearing be delayed until — and, at this point, still a likely but speculative if — Dunn is retried on the murder charges on which the jury hung during his first trial last month.  (This report is sourced at the ...

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Breaking – E.J. Dionne unable to grasp Stand Your Ground laws

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm 2/21/2014 at 3:30pm
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E.J. Dionne, Jr., in his Washington Post piece entitled “Repeal stand-your-ground laws,” presents us with yet another example of the utter inability of too many journalists to grasp the relatively simple and straightforward legal concept commonly referred to as “Stand-Your-Ground.”

Humorously, the first paragraph of his piece had me utterly convinced that Dionne...

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Black Juror in Dunn Case: Trial about Justice, not Race

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:15pm 2/20/2014 at 9:15pm

Tonight the Anderson Cooper show on CNN broadcast the interview of a second Dunn trial juror, Juror #8.  Identified elsewhere as Creshuna Miles, she was one of two African Americans on the jury, a woman, and the youngest juror at 21 years of age.  The interview was conducted by CNN’s Alina Machado.

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Consciousness of Guilt — the flaw in Michael Dunn’s self-defense narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00am 2/20/2014 at 7:00am

Monday afternoon I was a guest on KOGO (AM600) radio in San Diego at the kind invitation of Victoria Taft, to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial.

This broadcast took place prior to last night’s Nightline interview of Juror #4 (identified only as “Valerie”).

In the interview, she explained that...

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Dunn Juror Speaks: State’s Failure to Disprove Self-Defense Hung Murder Conviction

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:14am 2/19/2014 at 1:14am
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A juror from the “loud music” murder trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of Jordan Davis became the first to speak with the press, on this evening’s episode of Nightline. (Video of this interview is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

The juror in question was juror #4, previously...

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Stand Your Ground law is not a “license to kill”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:30pm 2/17/2014 at 2:30pm

The failure of the jury in the Michael Dunn case to convict Dunn of First Degree Murder or any of its lesser included offenses in the killing of Jordan Davis has led to a predictable outpouring of claims that that the case reflects societal racism, if not racism in the judicial...

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Fleeing scene and not calling police “made robust claim of self-defense very difficult”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00am 2/17/2014 at 7:00am

Sunday night I was a guest on the Teri O’Brien radio show to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial.

If you missed the live broadcast, or even if you merely must have more of my dulcet tones, here you go:

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author...

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GUILTY! Dunn Guilty of Most Charges, But Not Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:14pm 2/15/2014 at 7:14pm

Moments ago the jury returned a guilty verdict on many of the  charges brought against Michael Dunn in his ‘loud music” murder trial.  Dunn was tried in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

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Davis family made brief comments to press, happy some closure, that Dunn will see serious jail time, that young people shouldn’t...

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Looking at “Loud Music” Murder Trial deliberations through race-colored glasses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:25pm 2/15/2014 at 12:25pm

As of this writing, we still have no verdict in the Michael Dunn “Loud Music” murder trial.

The jury now is in its 25th hour of deliberations, and has asked several questions about the law, including self defense. The verdict could come at any moment.

It’s interesting to watch the Twitter chatter...

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LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:30am 2/13/2014 at 9:30am

NOTE: REFRESH SCREEN FOR LATEST UPDATE!

UPDATE (2-15):  GUILTY! Michael Dunn has been found guilty on most counts, but not the murder charge for the shooting of Jordan Davis. On...

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“Loud music” Murder Case: Closing Arguments; Jury in Deliberations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:11pm 2/12/2014 at 7:11pm

UPDATE:  At 8PM the jury asked to be provided with access to the gas station video, all 20 minutes worth, and from all six camera angles.  They also indicated that they were finished for the evening, and would continue their efforts tomorrow morning.

In addition, the four alternate jurors will be kept...

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“Loud music” Murder Case: Prosecution Delivers Solid Close

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:57pm 2/12/2014 at 12:57pm

Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson made a solid presentation in the first of the State’s two closing arguments. (The State has a second closing argument after the defense’s close.)

Reasonable Doubt

She touched upon all the key po...

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LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH (Update – No Verdict, Resume Thursday morning)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00am 2/12/2014 at 9:00am

NOTE: LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH

Welcome to day six of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. Here are three live video feeds.

Expectations are that this morning will see closing arguments, in the following sequence: State, Defense, State....

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