The jury in the Michael Dunn murder trial recessed after three hours of deliberation Wednesday night and will continue at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, reports Florida Today.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Dunn, 47, gunned down 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23rd, 2012. Dunn claims that he felt threatened by the teen — who was sitting inside of an SUV with friends — and loud music coming from the vehicle, so he sprayed the vehicle with nine bullets before driving away, leaving Davis to die in a friend’s arms.
None of the teens had weapons.
The jury, which is composed of four White women, two Black women, four White women, one Asian woman and one Hispanic man, will decide whether or not to convict Dunn of first-degree murder, or lesser charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree attempted murder and attempted manslaughter.
Dunn was initially charged with 2nd-degree murder but his charges were upgraded to 1st-degree murder, in addition to three counts of attempted murder for each of Davis’ friends who were inside of the SUV.
Approximately 20 minutes before the jury recessed for the evening, they requested to see surveillance footage from the Gate gas station of the night that Davis was killed.
Dunn claims that he was “standing his ground” because he was in fear for his life on the night that he sprayed nine bullets into an SUV full of unarmed teenagers.
Watch his testimony below:
Verdict Watch: Jury Will Return For Michael Dunn Trial Deliberations was originally published on newsone.com