“Loud music” Murder Case: Closing Arguments; Jury in Deliberations

Hey folks, Defense and State conclude their closing arguments, Judge Healey instructs the jury, and sends into deliberations.  To see the whole report, click on over to Legal Insurrection: “Loud music” Murder Case: Closing Arguments; Jury in Deliberations –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & …

“Loud music” Murder Case: Closing Arguments; Jury in Deliberations Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Relevant Florida Jury Instructions

Hey folks, Thought you might be interested in having access to the jury instructions relevant to this case.  These are the “model jury instructions”, they will have been customized to fit the facts of this trial.  So, the names of the defendant and victims will be typed in, irrelevant parts of instructions might be removed, and so forth. With that caveat, here they are, in order as numbered by the State of Florida: FLJI 3.3(a) …

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Relevant Florida Jury Instructions Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: MEET THE 12 FINAL JURORS

The alternate jurors have been sent home, and we are now left with the final jurors.  These are just the first numerically 12 as previously identified (again, profiles were generated by the excellent journalist Stephanie Brown of WOKV (these are her tweets below): Juror 1   Juror 2   Juror 3   Juror 4   Juror 5   Juror 6   Juror 7   Juror 8   Juror 9   Juror 10   Juror 11 …

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: MEET THE 12 FINAL JURORS Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud music” Murder Case: ASA Wolfson Delivers Solid Close

Hey folks, Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson made a solid presentation in the first of the State’s two closing arguments. (The State has a second closing argument after the defense’s close.) For the full details, click over to the Legal Insurrection blog here: “Loud music” Murder Case: ASA Wolfson Delivers Solid Close –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” …

“Loud music” Murder Case: ASA Wolfson Delivers Solid Close Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: MEET THE JURORS

The jurors, previously profiled at Legal Insurrection using content sourced from the excellent journalist Stephanie Brown of WOKV (these are her tweets below), have been renumbered from when they were first given identifiers during voir dire. No word yet on which 12 will be the actual jury and which 4 the alternates, this will likely not be determined until just before they head into deliberations. Below are their profiles, with the displayed tweets indicating the …

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: MEET THE JURORS Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS

NOTE: Closing arguments are expected to being at 10AM. Welcome to day six of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. As usual, over at Legal Insurrection we are providing three live video feeds: LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS Expectations are that this morning will see closing arguments, in the following sequence: State, Defense, State. Then the jury will be charged (read …

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 5: Dunn Testifies, Defense Rests

Today the Dunn trial managed to wrap up all of the evidence to be presented to the jury, including a bit of rebuttal evidence once the defense had rested.  All the criminal charges–first degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and firing into an occupied vehicle–are moving forward, as is the legal defense of self-defense. Notable today was the testimony of the defendant, Michael Dunn.  On direct he recounted the events leading up to, during, …

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 5: Dunn Testifies, Defense Rests Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 5

Welcome to day five of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. Over at Legal Insurrection we have a three live video feeds.  You can access that page here:  LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 5 Expectations are that this morning will see the last two defense witnesses. One of these is expected to be some kind of expert on stress reactions, but is …

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 5 Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

QOTW: Will Prior Training In Firearms Be Held Against You After A Self Defense Event?

Hey folks, This week’s Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week comes from “NHA (@aquinon),” who asks: “Will prior training in martial arts or firearms be held against you after a SD event?” This question actually comes in a million flavors. Among the most common I hear is “will taking a tactical shooting class be held against me in court?” and of course “will learning the law of self-defense, either through your book or …

QOTW: Will Prior Training In Firearms Be Held Against You After A Self Defense Event? Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 4: Entire SD Narrative At Risk

Hey folks, After four days of trial testimony, and with at most two defense witnesses yet to testify, there exists a distinct possibility that the defense has failed to meet its burden of production on self-defense. If so, the jury will not be instructed to consider self-defense as a possible legal justification for the shooting death of Jordan Davis. If if THAT is so, a murder conviction would appear utterly unavoidable, and well-deserved. The only …

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 4: Entire SD Narrative At Risk Read More »

This post is only available to members. To sign up for free click here.