LIVE COVERAGE: "Loud Music" Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH
Today Legal Insurrection is on real-time Verdict Watch in the "loud music" murder trial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of Jordan Davis. Dunn is charged with 1st degree murder for the death of Davis, three counts of attempted murder in the first degree for firing at Davis' three friends with him in the SUV, and one count of firing a missile into a vehicle. He will also be subject to Florida's "10-20-Life" statute, as well as all lesser included offenses of the primary charges. Dunn claims he acted in lawful self-defense. Follow the main Verdict Watch page over at Legal Insurrection:
The Florida Model Jury Instructions for all these criminal charges as well as justifiable use of deadly force can be found here:
Profiles of the 12 jurors currently in deliberations can be found here:
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