Juror: Most voted for murder in loud-music case

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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:06 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A juror from the trial over a Florida teen's death after a loud-music argument says most of the panel wanted a murder conviction and that race wasn't a factor in deliberations.

In a Tuesday night interview with ABC News (http://abcn.ws/1huG5ES ), the woman says only two jurors initially believed 47-year-old Michael Dunn was justified in the 2012 shooting outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Dunn is white; 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., was black.

She says an eventual 9-3 deadlock left jurors unable to reach a decision Saturday. They voted to convict Dunn of three counts of attempted murder over shooting at Davis' friends, also in the SUV with the music playing.

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She says the nine jurors were split among first-degree, second-degree and manslaughter verdicts.

The woman asked to be identified only as Valerie. She appeared on camera. Jurors' names haven't been released.