Juror dismissed in loud music killing case

By Derek Kinner, Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.



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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A juror has been dismissed in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store.

The dismissal followed a column posted online by a Jacksonville alternative publication that quoted a prospective juror who wasn't picked because he had previously written for that publication. Richard David Smith III said a juror who was picked had, in private conversations, questioned State Attorney Angela Corey's competence during jury selection. An alternate is to be taken.

Forty-seven-year-old Michael Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February and already faces at least 60 years in prison. That jury deadlocked on the first-degree murder count.

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Derek Kinner

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