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Michael Dunn will take the stand in the retrial for the murder of Jordan Davis today.

The prosecution wrapped up its case on Monday, with 10 witnesses in all called to the stand, including a forensic investigator and the pathologist who performed the autopsy on the 17-year-old.

The defense called former police officer Michael Knox, who served as an expert witness and confirmed that Davis’ car door was open when Dunn shot into the vehicle.

“If you have both front windows aligned and you have the vehicles anywhere relatively centered in the parking spaces, then there is no way that those trajectories align without the door being open to some extent,” Knox said.

Knox testified for hours about the trajectory of the bullets. His said he believes that Davis was at least partially out of the SUV and the window was down when Dunn started to shoot.

“It’s got to be close to fully down, it can’t be close to fully up,” he said of the window. “Because you’d expect to see that glass deposited on the inside of the vehicle, and it’s not there.”

However Dr. Stacy Simmons, who performed the autopsy on Davis, testified that the teen was more than likely shielding himself from the bullets and couldn’t have been outside the SUV. Simmons also reenacted the scene with a dummy to show where Davis was shot.

On Monday morning, Dr. Stacey Simons, the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Davis, testified and demonstrated for the jury how she believes Davis was ducking to try to protect himself from the gunshots, given the bullet wounds in his body (see image below).

Simons said that in her medical opinion, there is no way any part of Davis would have been outside the SUV he was in when he was shot.

During her lengthy testimony, Simons said Davis did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system. She described how he was shot three times — in the chest, in the thigh and just under the buttocks. She said the shot in the chest punctured his heart, and that’s what likely killed him.

Dunn faces 60 years in prison if convicted of killing Davis. He has already been found guilty of three counts of attempted murder for firing a dozen shots into the SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends. He was also found guilty with one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile.

Dunn claims he was defending himself, and maintains he saw the barrel of a gun in the SUV. Police searched the SUV and never found a weapon.

Check out the livestream of the retrial above to see Michael Dunn take the stand in his own defense today.

SOURCE: Jacksonville News

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