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Michael Dunn was previously convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and firing into an occupied vehicle, but jurors deadlocked on the charge of first-degree murder. [The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool]

Second trial in Jacksonville loud music killing starts

JACKSONVILLE — Jury selection is set for today in the second trial of man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager during a 2012 dispute over loud music. Jordan Davis, 17, died after Michael Dunn, 47, fired into a sport utility vehicle outside a Jacksonville gas station. Davis was a passenger in th …


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