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Dunn juror: Most voted for murder in Jacksonville loud music trial

“Valerie,” told ABC News that jurors deadlocked 9-3 on the murder charge. 

“Valerie,” told ABC News that jurors deadlocked 9-3 on the murder charge. 

JACKSONVILLE — A juror from the trial over a Florida teen's death after a loud-music argument says 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 on the murder charge Saturday. They voted to convict Dunn of three counts of attempted murder over shooting at Davis' friends.

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

The woman asked to be identified only as Valerie. She appeared on camera. Jurors' names have not been released by the court.

Dunn juror: Most voted for murder in Jacksonville loud music trial 02/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:33pm]
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