Jury selected in loud-music-killing case

AP News
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 5:40 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the second trial of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

Twelve jurors and four alternates are scheduled to hear opening statements Thursday, despite arguments by attorneys for 47-year-old Michael Dunn that news media coverage had made getting a fair jury in Jacksonville impossible. Two of the jurors are black; 10 are white.

Prosecutors say Dunn killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia, by firing 10 times into an SUV occupied by four teens in November 2012.

A previous jury found Dunn guilty of attempted second-degree murder, but deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge.

He faces a mandatory life sentence in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.