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Juror in Trial of Michael Dunn Speaks Out

HeadlineFeb 20, 2014

A member of the jury in the trial of Michael Dunn for killing African-American teenager Jordan Davis during a dispute over loud music says she believes Dunn got away with murder. Dunn, who is white, shot at the vehicle carrying Davis and his friends 10 times. He then fled the scene, went to a hotel with his fiancée and ordered pizza. He never called the police. The jury deadlocked on the murder charge Saturday, but convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted murder, meaning he faces a minimum of 60 years in prison. A juror identified only as Valerie was interviewed by ABC’s Byron Pitts.

Byron Pitts: “You think Michael Dunn had options?”

Valerie: “Oh, yes, sir.”

Byron Pitts: “What were his options, do you think?”

Valerie: “Roll your window up, ignore the taunting, put your car in reverse, back up to the front of the store, move a parking spot over. That’s my feeling.”

The juror said three out of her 12 fellow members ultimately felt Dunn was justified in killing Davis. Dunn claimed Davis had a gun, but police never found one.

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