The Florida "loud music" murder trial begins at Noon today.
As you'll recall, 47-year-old Michael Dunn is charged with 1st degree murder (FL Statute 782.04) in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, and the attempted murder of three of Davis' companions, all of whom were also struck by bullets. Dunn claims that he fired in self-defense. The State argues that Dunn killed only because he objected to the youths' loud music.
State Attorney Angela Corey (pictured above) will be leading the prosecution in the court room, along with Assistant State Attorney John Guy. The defense counsel is Attorney Cory Strolla.
[caption id="attachment_77831" align="alignnone" width="450"] (Attorney Cory Strolla, speaking to defendant Michael Dunn)[/caption]
The jury selection process was completed yesterday, with 16 jurors empaneled. Although no video or audio was broadcast during voir dire (in sharp contrast to the Zimmerman trial), thanks to the excellent on-location work of journalist Stephanie Brown of WOKV, we enjoy some understand of the jurors' profiles and possible perspectives.
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