Michael Dunn will have to wait another day at least to learn his fate.
He is charged with first-degree murder in the November 2012 death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, one of four black teenagers who were in an SUV shot by Dunn — who is white — in violence that flared from an argument over loud music.
The Jacksonsville, Florida, jury in Dunn’s case deliberated all day Friday, only to send a message to the judge shortly before 7 p.m. that they had “reached a wall for the evening.” In other words, for the second straight day they hadn’t reached a decision.
With that, Judge Russell Healey gave them the OK to head back to their hotel so that they could return for deliberations around 9 a.m. Saturday.
“This is one admirable group,” Healey told the court shortly before dismissing the jury. “They are clearly taking this thing as seriously as they should. And I couldn’t be more proud of them for how hard they are working.”
Michael Dunn Trial – VERDICT