LIVE COVERAGE: "Loud Music" Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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NOTE: Closing arguments are expected to being at 10AM. Welcome to day six of our live coverage of the "loud music" 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. As usual, over at Legal Insurrection we are providing three live video feeds: LIVE COVERAGE: "Loud Music" Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS

Expectations are that this morning will see closing arguments, in the following sequence: State, Defense, State. Then the jury will be charged (read the jury instructions) and provided with their verdict forms. The jury instructions in this case are extensive. Not only are there the five primary charges on which Dunn was indicted--first degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and firing into an occupied vehicle--there are also the lesser included crimes of each, as well as Florida's 10-20-Life statute (775.087), made infamous by the Marissa Alexander case.  Add on top of that Florida's very lengthy and convoluted justification jury instructions, and it's not hard to see that the jury's going to receive a very large packet of instructional material, indeed.

(Sadly, I expect the standardized jury instructions will once again include the instruction on Stand-Your-Ground, despite the fact that SYG plays no more of a role here than it did in the Zimmerman trial--meaning, none. Their inclusion will provide plenty of fodder for the "SYG-phobics" and, of course, journalists.)

Our end-of-day wrap-up discussing these issues as well as yesterday afternoon's testimony by Michael Dunn, and rebuttal by State-called witnesses Rhonda Rouer and Homicide Detective Musser can be found here: “Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 5: Dunn Testifies, Defense Rests

For the actual live coverage over at Legal Insurrection, as well as more analysis, click here:

LIVE COVERAGE: "Loud Music" Murder Trial, CLOSING ARGUMENTS

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


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