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Magistrate weighs costs of jail calls in deadly shooting over loud music trial

JACKSONVILLE — Journalists are arguing that fees the State Attorney's Office wants to charge for the release of jailhouse calls made by a software developer charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old are exorbitant.

Prosecutors say the shooting happened over an argument over loud music.

Journalists are going before a magistrate in Jacksonville on Wednesday to argue the jailhouse calls should be released before the start of Michael Dunn's trial on charges for fatally shooting Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., outside a convenience store in Jacksonville in November 2012.

Jury selection already is under way in Dunn's first-degree murder trial. Opening statements could begin later this week.

An appellate court ruled that the jailhouse recordings must be released. But the State Attorney's Office wants to charge more than $6,000.

Magistrate weighs costs of jail calls in deadly shooting over loud music trial 02/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:46pm]
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