Michael Dunn On Trial

Trial Coverage

  • Jury selection begins in Dunn's retrial

    Thirty-seven potential jurors in the retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis were excused Monday because they had fixed opinions on the case, but 28 were asked to return Tuesday.

    FULL COVERAGE: State vs. Michael Dunn

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  • Demonstrators, distractions at Dunn trial

    The retrial of Michael Dunn on murder charges is unfolding much like his first trial in February: Demonstrators and national and media outside the Duval County Courthouse and extra security inside as scores of potential jurors are brought in to be asked what they've heard about this case.

  • Jury selection begins in Dunn's retrial

    The retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis begins with interviews of 100 prospective jurors and demonstrators gather outside calling for "Justice for Jordan."

    FULL COVERAGE: State vs. Michael Dunn

  • Package found near courthouse 'rendered safe'

    Jacksonville police say a suspicious package found at West Adams and North Pearl streets, near the Duval County Courthouse, was "rendered safe" Monday morning.

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

The jury who heard Michael Dunn's first trial in February deadlocked on his guilt while convicting him of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.

Earlier this month Dunn’s attorneys asked to have the trial moved from Jacksonville, arguing that pretrial publicity in the case makes it impossible to seat an impartial jury, but Judge Russell Healey ordered prosecutors to, attempt to pick a jury in Jacksonville before he would consider changing the venue.

Images, Evidence In Case

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.

Michael Dunn takes the stand

The one and only witness for the defense was the defendant: Michael Dunn.

Monday testimony in Dunn trial

Three prosecution witnesses before the state rested it's case, then a parade of character witnesses and family testified for Michael Dunn.

Saturday testimony in Dunn trial

The third day of testimony in Michael Dunn's murder trial took place Saturday at the request of the jury, which is sequestered until the case is complete.

Second day of witnesses in Dunn trial

The three friends of Jordan Davis who were in the SUV the night the 17-year-old was killed testified on Friday.

AP photo by Bob Mack, pool

Inside the courtroom as testimony begins

Images of the people and events in the first day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of Jordan Davis.

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.

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.

UNCUT: Gate store survellience video

Twelve minutes of surveillance video inside Gate store: When Michael Dunn's girlfriend enters to several minutes after Jordan Davis was shot and killed.

Michael Dunn's letters from jail

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

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Trial Videos

Day one of Dunn jury selection

VIDEO: Demonstrators were outside the courthouse as day one of the jury selection for Michael Dunn's re-trial began. Jurors are asked to put their opinions aside in order to serve.

Courthouse security for Dunn re-trial

VIDEO: As the Michael Dunn re-trial begins, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is increasing security around the courthouse for the high profile case. News4Jax Crime and Safety Analyst Gil Smith says the police set up will…

Jury selection underway for Dunn retrial

It won't be until at least Wednesday that all the jurors will be selected. The jury will ultimately decide whether Dunn is guilty or innocent in the death of Jordan Davis. We take a look at rallies outside the courthouse,…

Jury selection underway for Dunn retrial

VIDEO: Jury selection is underway for the retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In February's trial the jury deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge in Davis' death.

Dunn jury selection commentary

Local attorney Randy Reep comments on the jury selection process in the Michael Dunn retrial.

Judge rules on Dunn evidence

A judge has made his final decisions about what evidence will be allowed in court in the retrial of Michael Dunn. He's once again facing a charge of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Judge Russell Healey…

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