Michael Dunn On Trial

Trial Coverage

  • Court backs prosecutors on Dunn jailhouse recordings

    An appeals court Tuesday backed prosecutors in a public-records fight with Jacksonville news organizations about access to recordings of jailhouse phone calls in the high-profile murder case of Michael Dunn.

    Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida
  • Motorcycle ride honors Jordan Davis

    A bike ride was organized by the family of Jordan Davis on Sunday. The anniversary marked two years since the 17-year-old Wolfson High School student was shot and killed at a Southside gas station.

  • How safe are convenience stores in Jax?

    After a 24-year-old gas station clerk was shot and killed during a robbery this weekend, News4Jax digs deeper into the security measures in place for both employees and customers of convenience stores in Jacksonville.

  • Dunn moved to Department of Corrections

    Michael Dunn is sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis, plus four additional terms for shooting into an SUV occupied by three other teenagers.

    INSIDE: Dunn apology | The sentence | Davis' react

Blog/Tweets From Courthouse

Live Blog State of Florida vs. Michael Dunn

The Victim

Jordan Davis school picture
Jordan Davis was a 17-year-old student at Wolfson High School out with friends the evening after Thanksgiving 2012. He was in the back seat of a Dodge Durango SUV in the parking lot of the Gate station on Southside Boulevard at Baymeadows Road when he was shot and killed.
Davis was raised by his mother in Atlanta and homeschooled before moving to Jacksonville at age 15 to live with his father. He worked part time at Winn-Dixie and planned to join the military after graduation.

The Accused

JSO booking photo of Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn, 47, a software developer from Satellite Beach, Fla., had just left his son's wedding and stopped at the Gate station to let his girlfriend buy a bottle of wine. Police say Dunn argued with the boys in the car about the loud music they were playing when he pulled out a handgun and fired 10 shots.
Dunn told police he thought he saw the barrel of a gun in the SUV and he fired shots to defend himself. When his girlfriend got back in the car, they proceeded on to a hotel, then returned to Brevard County the next day.

The Jury

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Hearing the retrial

We don't know the names of the jurors who will decide Michael Dunn's fate and probably never will, but here's a sketch of what we do know about each one.

Images, Evidence In Case

Guilty verdict, reaction

After a five-day trial and just over five hours of deliberations, a jury hands down a verdict finding Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder. Jordan Davis' parents and prosecutors express relief that this second trial produced the justice they were seeking.

Defendant takes stand; defense rests

Michael Dunn testified in his own defense Tuesday -- the final defense witness in his retrial on a murder charge in the death of Jordan Davis.

Day 4 testimony in Michael Dunn retrial

The state of Florida's last witness Monday was the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy of Jordan Davis. Then the defense began presenting its case.

Dunn retrial Day 3 images: Prosecutors continue case

Prosecutors continued presenting their case in the third day of testimony in the retrial of Michael Dunn, calling investigators in Brevard County, where Dunn was taken into custody.

Dunn retrial Day 2 images: Prosecution witnesses testify

The second day of testimony included three eyewitnesses to the shooting -- including the three teenagers in the SUV who survived -- and others who heard the gunfire and called 911.

Michael Dunn retrial images: Opening statements, prosecution witnesses

Five months after a first jury ended in a deadlock on a murder charge against Michael Dunn, a new jury of 12 plus four alternates begins hearing the case.

Michael Dunn trial witness, evidence list

More than 120 people are potential witnesses in the second murder trial. This PDF document also lists evidence that could be introduced during the trial.

Photo timeline: Death of Jordan Davis; prosecution of Michael Dunn

At 7:40 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving 2012, the life of a 17-year-old Wolfson High School ended and a 45-year-old Brevard County man became a suspect in a homicide.  Fifteen months later, Michael Dunn was found guilty of four felonies, but not murder.

UNCUT: Gate store surveillance video

The jury on Thursday asked to see again the 22-minute video from inside the convenience store while Michael Dunn shot 10 times at the SUV with Jordan Davis inside.

AUDIO: 911 calls report shooting at Gate station

The evening of Nov. 24, 2012, the JSO gets several calls reporting a shooting.

UNCUT: Michael Dunn interview

Police question Michael Dunn after he was picked up at his Brevard County home. (Warning: Contains offensive language)

UNCUT: Police interview Dunn's girlfriend

Two Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives spent an hour questioning Rhonda Rouer after her boyfriend, Michael Dunn, was arrested.

JSO evidence photo

Evidence photos from Jordan Davis killing

JSO evidence technicians' images show an SUV riddled with bullets, the scene outside the Gate station and what was in the suspect's car.

Michael Dunn's letters from jail

To grandmother | To daughter | Unknown recipient (Warning: Letters contain strong language)


Trial Videos

Ron Davis discusses Ferguson fallout

VIDEO: The father of Jordan Davis sits down and discusses the unrest and protests that have escalated in Ferguson after the Grand Jury's decision was announced.

Jordan Davis memorial ride

VIDEO: With wheels up motorcyclist gathered for a celebratory loop around this Mandarin lodge as bikers ride to remember the life of Jordan Davis.

How convenience stores stay safe

Adrienne Moore takes a look at how convenience stores and gas stations stay safe.

Ron Davis' reaction

One day after Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without parole, Jordan Davis' father sat down to speak about the ruling.

Ron Davis calls Tommie Stornes a hero

VIDEO: Ron Davis says Tommie Stornes is a hero after he drove the SUV away the night Jordan Davis was killed. Davis believes Stornes did his best to saves Davis's life and he did save the lives of the others with them.

Dunn sentenced to life in prison

VIDEO: Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison, plus 90 years for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a southside Gate gas station in November of 2012.