On Wednesday, the defense continues laying out their case for 47-year-old Michael Dunn, the man accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside of a gas station convenience store in Jacksonville, Fl.
A panel of 12 jurors and 4 alternates were seated to hear the case, which details a trip to the gas station gone wrong after an argument over loud music ensued.
Dunn is also charged with the attempted murder of Leland Brunson, Tommie Stornes and Tevin Thompson, who were with Davis for a Black Friday shopping day when Dunn opened fire on their Dodge Durango at a Southside Gate gas station.
On Tuesday, the defense rested their case after nearly a day-long testimony from Dunn.
The defendant told the jury that he asked the teens to turn down the music and that’s when Jordan Davis escalated the situation.
“After he said he was going to (expletive) kill me, he opened his door and said, ‘You’re dead (expletive),'” Dunn said.
Dunn said he thought he saw the barrel of a shotgun in the window of the SUV.
No gun was ever found. Dunn said that at that moment he felt he was going to die and decided to go for his gun.
“I said, ‘You’re not going to kill me, you son of a (expletive),’ and I shot,” Dunn told the jury.
Dunn’s fiance, Rhonda Rouer, also testified for a second time, telling the jury Dunn never told her he saw a weapon in the red Dodge Durango — an admission that directly contradicted his testimony.
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