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“Loud Music Killer” Michael Dunn Loses Appeal of Murder Conviction

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/18/2016 at 1:30pm

Readers may recall the 2014 trial of Michael Dunn for the killing of teenager Jordan Davis, as well as three counts of attempted murder of Davis’ friends, in an incident apparently triggered by Dunn’s annoyance with the teens’ loud music.  We covered this trial in great detail right here at...

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Michael Dunn Re-Trial for killing Jordan Davis set for September

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 9, 2014 at 3:45pm 6/9/2014 at 3:45pm

Jacksonville news broadcaster news4jax is reporting that a September re-trial date has been set for Michael Dunn, with jury selection to begin September 22.

This past February

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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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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 Doubles Down on Premeditation Standard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:00am 2/17/2015 at 11:00am

Wayne Davis, the jury foreman in the Michael Dunn re-trial that found Dunn guilty of the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, was interviewed for the first time this past week by News4Jax.

Remember Dunn? He’s the one charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The State believed...

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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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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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Zimmerman case was everything Dunn case was not

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:38pm 2/17/2014 at 8:38pm

The Zimmerman and Dunn cases have been lumped together by many commentators, but the cases had almost nothing in common.

Based on the evidence presented in court, the Zimmerman jury got it right. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Dunn jury got the murder count wrong in deadlocking — although...

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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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“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 5: Dunn Testifies, Defense Rests

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:45pm 2/11/2014 at 5:45pm

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

Today the Dunn trial managed to wrap up all of the evidence to be presented to the jury, including a bit of rebuttal evidence once the defense had rested.  All the criminal charges–first degree murder, three counts of attempted murder,...

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“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 3: Dunn’s Fiancé A Tragic Witness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6:37pm 2/8/2014 at 6:37pm

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

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We ended the mid-day wrap up–available here:  Mid-Day Wrap-Up: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day Three— still engrossed in the direct examination of Detective Kipple by State Attorney Angela Corey, and in particular with an image of the trajectory dowels marking bullet strikes #7,...

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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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No Federal Charges in Freddie Gray Death – Detailed DOJ Report Explains Why

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:45pm 9/12/2017 at 9:45pm

The Department of Justice has declined to prosecute any police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

The decision comes after a complete failure of state prosecutions. Andrew Branca wrote dozens of posts analyzing the evidence, the law, and the trials.

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Hey Mosby, congratulations, you’re a laughingstock

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00pm 7/27/2016 at 9:00pm
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I have left the coverage of the prosecution of six police officers in the Freddie Gray case to Andrew Branca. He had almost 100 posts.

As with the Geroge Zimmerman, Michael Dunn and other trials, Andrew did a superb job.

From the start of the prosecutions in the Freddie Gray case, Andrew called...

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Freddie Gray Trial: Porter’s Re-Trial Set for June 13

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:00am 12/22/2015 at 10:00am

The re-trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter has been scheduled for June 13, 2016,according to reporting by The Baltimore Sun.

By that time the trials of the other 5 officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death will have been completed.  Absent immunity, Porter therefore remains vulnerable to criminal prosecution throughout the course...

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