JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A juror from the trial involving a man who shot and killed a Florida teenager over loud music said Wednesday that most members of the jury voted to convict the defendant of murder.
In a Tuesday night interview with ABC News, the female juror said only two jurors initially believed 47-year-old Michael Dunn was justified in the 2012 shooting outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Dunn is white and the 17-year-old victim, Jordan Davis, was black. However, she insisted that race was not a factor in the jury deliberations.
She said an eventual 9-3 deadlock left jurors unable to reach a decision last Saturday on the murder charge, and a mistrial was declared. However, they did convict Dunn on three counts of attempted murder for shooting at Davis' friends, who were also in the SUV with the music playing.
She said the jury was split among first-degree, second-degree and manslaughter verdicts. The woman asked to be identified only as Valerie, as jurors' names haven't been released.
Prosecutors said they plan to retry Dunn on the murder charge.
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