Michael Dunn On Trial

Trial Coverage

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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

Jordan Davis shooting anniversary

It was three years ago that a Wolfson High school student was shot killed at a Southside convenience store. 17 year-old Jordan Davis and three friends were in the parking lot when they got into an argument with Michael Dunn…

Davis death anniversary

Three years since Jordan Davis and three friends were shot at by Michael Dunn, Davis's father remembers.

Three years since Jordan Davis death

VIDEO: Nearly three years after a deadly shooting at a southside gas station, the father of Jordan Davis, the teen who was shot and killed, is still working to promote awareness of violence in his community.

Donald Smith's trial to be moved?

VIDEO: Donald Smith's lawyers are asking a judge to move his trial out of Jacksonville. Smith is accused of abducting, raping and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

Next step for Lonna Barton

VIDEO: Lonna Barton will be back in court in a few weeks and it was announced that she will be represented by the Regional Conflict Counsel.

Dunn files appeal

We're taking a closer look at the nearly 200 page appeal filed on behalf of Michael Dunn, the man convicted of killing Jordan Davis at a Southside gas station nearly 3 years ago.