JACKSONVILLE – A 12-person jury and four alternates have been chosen to hear the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station.
The panel seated today is made up of six white females, three black females, four white males, one Hispanic male, and two women who appeared to be of Asian descent. Jurors will not be told who the alternates are until just before they begin deliberations at the end of the trial.
Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., outside a convenience store in Jacksonville in November 2012. Dunn has claimed he felt threatened and thought Davis had a gun.
Opening statements are scheduled for noon Thursday.