February 11th, 2014
10:40 AM ET

Graphic Evidence in Loud Music Trial

Michael Dunn, a Florida man accused of killing a teen in 2012 following an argument over loud music, has started testifying in his murder trial.

Dunn's decision to take the stand comes after the prosecution rested its case Monday after four days of testimony.

Dunn, 47, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal November 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a gas station parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida. The teen and his friends were sitting in an SUV next to Dunn when an argument quickly led to Dunn pulling his gun and shooting nine times into the vehicle, killing Davis.

Dunn also faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder related to three other teens - Leland Brunson, Tommie Stornes and Tevin Thompson - who were also in the vehicle with Davis but survived the shooting.

Dunn has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and told police in an interrogation following the incident that he acted in self-defense after seeing what he believed to be the barrel of a shotgun or a stick in the teens' red Dodge Durango. Police said no weapons were recovered from the teenagers' vehicle.

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  1. Name*sharon taylor

    An arrogant man shot 4 teenagers killing one of them. Guilty, guilty, guilty guilty!! What's so difficult about this issue? Race. Terrible because for coming so far as a nation we have not come far at all. Shame on us all.

    February 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  2. trina

    can someone please bring the following point. if that young person had a gun and this guy is shooting at his car, why would he not shoot back? someone please ask this question!!!!!!

    February 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  3. Lar 5

    What he had to do was simply drive away. All the theater shooter had to do was change seats. I guess you don't do that if you live in Florida and you are armed and ready to shoot to kill. Cases closed

    February 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Reply

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