Michael Dunn, one of Florida’s newest additions to the list of people murdering unarmed black kids, says after he shot unarmed teenager Jordan Davis for playing rap music too loudly, he picked up his girlfriend and they went to a hotel room and ordered pizza.
Dunn, just having left a friend’s wedding, stopped at a convenience store with his girlfriend. As she was inside making some purchases, Dunn became annoyed by the heavy bass of the rap music from the SUV next to him. The software developer said he asked the kids in the car to turn down the music, and then he might have heard a threat and might have seen a gun.
He’s not sure, you see. He felt threatened enough to retrieve his weapon from inside his vehicle and open fire. Four shots landed in the driver’s side of the vehicle. As the SUV tried to speed away from Dunn, he fired another four shots into the rear end of the vehicle.
His girlfriend got into the vehicle after the shooting, and they continued to the bed and breakfast in St. Augustine where they had reserved a room. Dunn then did what anyone would have done after shooting up a car full of teens. He ordered pizza, but he didn’t call the police.
Michael Dunn has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder of 17 year-old Jordan Davis, and three counts of attempted first-degree murder charges for shooting at the three other teenagers who were with Davis.
The jury has been selected and sequestered, and opening statements begin Thursday. While some are calling this another ”stand your ground” murder trial, Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, said they have not entered a plea for dismissal based on that law at this time.
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