Opening statements Fla. loud music death trial

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say witnesses will testify that a Florida man on trial for murder intended to kill a teen outside a convenience store after an argument over loud music,

Prosecutor John Guy told jurors during opening statements Thursday that 17-year-old Jordan Davis posed no threat to Michael Dunn and that there was no weapon in Davis’ vehicle.

Authorities say the 47-year-old Dunn fatally shot the Marietta, Ga., teen outside a store in Jacksonville in November 2012. Dunn and Davis had begun arguing after Dunn complained that music coming from Davis’ vehicle was too loud.

Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, told jurors that Dunn felt threatened and fired in self-defense.

Strolla says Davis threatened Dunn’s life during the argument.

He says that under Florida law, Dunn had every right not to be a victim.

Associated Press



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