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.