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Juror: Most voted for murder in loud-music case


Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2014 at 02:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE — A juror from the trial over a teen’s death after a loud-music argument said most of the panel wanted a murder conviction and that race wasn’t a factor in deliberations.

In a Tuesday night interview with ABC News, the woman said only two jurors initially believed 47-year-old Michael Dunn was justified in the 2012 shooting outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

Dunn is white; 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., was black.

The juror said an eventual 9-3 deadlock left jurors unable to reach a decision Saturday. They voted to convict Dunn of three counts of attempted murder over shooting at Davis’ friends, who were also in the SUV with the music playing.

She said the nine jurors were split among first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter verdicts.

The woman asked to be identified only as Valerie. She appeared on camera. Jurors’ names haven’t been released.

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