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LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day Two

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day Two

Real-time legal analysis from self-defense law expert and attorney Andrew Branca

Police Officer Robert Holmes, Michael Dunn "loud music" murder trial

Welcome to day two of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. Here are a couple live video feeds, with the smaller, upper-most feed proving the most reliable yesterday.

At the bottom of the post is a live Twitter feed with my live tweets and those of others reporting on the trial:

FOX 35 News Orlando

Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.


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If the defense is forecasting it’s strategy through cross, I think they intend to argue “shut up”.

I think this case is a good object lesson for parents to relate to their children. There are bad people out there, and some of them are armed. The law will only protect you from those who obey it, so don’t go looking for those who won’t.

MouseTheLuckyDog | February 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

On the written statement Thompson gave to police. Is that missing?
Is Corey pulling that crap again?

Thanks Andrew. Great stuff. Maybe Stolla is keeping the note destruction issue in his back pocket for up-coming witnesses. SOP or not it’s mind-boggling

Mimai-Dade Police Department on officer notes. Top two paragraphs cover it signifying the importance of the notes.

MouseTheLuckyDog | February 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Funny thing about Thompson’s direct. He kept looking straight at Guy except for when they talked about what they did when they drove away. Then his eyes started to move around.,like he was nervous. Could they have been ditching something irrelevant? Like drugs or stolen property, or even some porn their parents forbade? If so I think they should fess up.

MouseTheLuckyDog | February 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

What’s with the hat?

MouseTheLuckyDog | February 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

WTF? Storne watched the trial on TV? That’s allowed?

This line of questioning is irrelevant…

we see a brilliant lawyer here for defense, although as in the last similar trial the demon is guilty, but unlike the last trial the defense is at least respectable. I am sure many may say that I am absolutely incorrect in my assessment, but the trial was live for all to see the hostile and yes, incompetent defense of gz. Racism and ignorance freed the devil and he is moving all about the earth reaping havoc! The long arm of justice is slowly moving behind him, but will catch up to him and the so called defense that lied for him!

    Milhouse in reply to hazon. | February 10, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Maybe it will catch up with you instead. GZ did nothing wrong. It was an travesty of justice that he was subjected to the stress, inconvenience, and expense of a trial. Whatever ill you wish on him should happen to you.