“Loud music” murder trial

Michael Dunn retrial set for May 5, sentencing delayed

Hey folks, At Michael Dunn’s recent “loud music” murder trial the jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of hurling missiles at an occupied vehicle–convictions sufficient for up to 75 years in prison. (Hat-tip to ‏@TCinOP for pointing out the News4Jax piece on this story.) The jury hung, however, …

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Black Juror in Dunn Case: Trial about Justice, not Race

Hey folks, Tonight the Anderson Cooper show on CNN broadcast the interview of a second Dunn trial juror, Juror #8. Identified elsewhere as Creshuna Miles, she was one of two African Americans on the jury, a woman, and the youngest juror at 21 years of age. The interview was conducted by CNN’s Alina Machado. You …

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Consciousness of Guilt — the flaw in Michael Dunn’s self-defense narrative

Hey folks, Monday afternoon I was a guest on KOGO (AM600) radio in San Diego at the kind invitation of Victoria Taft, to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial. This broadcast took place prior to last night’s Nightline interview of Juror #4 (identified only as “Valerie”). In the interview, she explained that …

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VIDEO: Dunn Juror Speaks: State’s Failure to Disprove Self-Defense Hung Murder Conviction

Hey folks, A juror from the “loud music” murder trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of Jordan Davis became the first to speak with the press, on this evening’s episode of Nightline. (Video of this interview is embedded at the bottom of this post.) The juror in question was juror #4, previously anonymously …

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Andrew Branca: Dunn’s flight fatally damaged self-defense claim

Monday afternoon I was a guest on KOGO radio in San Diego, invited by host Victoria Taft to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial. I’d like to think this second of my radio discussions of the Dunn trial was a bit more polished than the first, but I’ll let all of you be …

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Andrew Branca Dishes Dunn Verdict on Teri O’Brien Show

Hey folks, Earlier today I was a guest on the Teri O’Brien radio show to talk about the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial. So, if you missed the life broadcast, or even if you merely must have more of my dulcet tones, here you go. Sorry, it’s in two parts: –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense Andrew F. …

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Andrew to Appear on Victoria Taft Show, Discuss Dunn Trial

Hey folks, I’ve been invited to appear as a guest on the Victoria Taft show on KOGO (San Diego, AM600) tomorrow (Monday) afternoon at 3:35PM Boston time (12:35PM San Diego time). The topic, of course, will be the Dunn trial. Legal analysis and what not. Don’t tune in late though, I think it’s only a …

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GUILTY! Dunn Guilty of Most Charges, But Not Murder

Hey folks, Michael Dunn has been found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in the second degree, throwing missiles, but jury hangs on first degree murder of Jordan Davis. For the wholes story, including video of the verdict as well as post-verdict press-conferences by Jordan Davis’ parents, the State and the defense, head on …

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VIDEO: “Loud Music” Jury Agrees on Four Verdicts, Allen Charge Read

Hey folks, Jury has sent Judge Healey a note saying they’ve agreed on four of the charges, but not on the first count, the murder 1 charge for the killing of Jordan Davis. Based on this I predict we’ll see guilty verdicts on the hurling missiles charge, and the three attempted murder charges (or one …

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VIDEO: JURY QUESTIONS: “Loud Music” Murder Trial

Hey folks, Moments ago the jury sent out a series of three jury questions, to which Judge Healey provided responses following discussion with State prosecutors and the defense. The three questions were: (1) Is the defense of self-defense separate for each person in each count? To this, Healey answered simply: “Yes.” (2) Are we determining …

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