JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Several of Michael Dunn's calls the first month he was held in the Duval County jail on murder charges were obtained Friday by Channel 4. While they were not used in Dunn's trial, they give some insight into what Dunn had to say the first month after his murder arrest in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
In most of the calls, Dunn speaks with his fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, who was in the Gate convenience store when Dunn fired 10 shots at the SUV carrying Davis and three other teenagers.
The shooting occurred Nov. 23, 2012. The first call obtained from the state attorney's office was made on Dec. 5, 2012. Here is part of the conversation:
Rouer: "So tell me how are you, baby?"
Dunn: "I'm good."
Rouer: "No you're not. I know you're not. You'll be good when you get home though."
Dunn: "Yep." (Rouer sighs.) "So being in a room by myself kind of sucks, but I guess it would be better than being in a room with those animals."
Rouer: "Well, they probably would not think too highly about what is going on, so it is best and I can only imagine."
Dunn and Rouer's conversation in another call later that month is as follows:
Dunn: "So I was in a room with three black guys."
Rouser: "Uh oh."
Dunn: "Well, two were kids and one was an old man. And they asked what I was in for and I told them and I gave them some of the details, and they're like, 'Straight up, that's what they get.'"
Rouer: "Yeah, but we are not talking about this, baby."
Dunn: "Sure, but I guess they are trying to say the people I have talked to are like, 'What are you supposed to do?'"
Rouer: "We are not going to talk about this. We are going to talk about how much I love you and how much I miss you."
Dunn: "Yes, dear."
In another conversation, Dunn speaks with his father and indicates that loud music had nothing to do with why he shot Davis in November 2012.