One of the jurors in the Michael Dunn murder trial came forward in an interview with Nightline Tuesday night, marking the first interview from any of the jurors in the case. She revealed that by the end of the deliberation they were deadlocked at 9-3 to convict him of first-degree murder. Dunn was found guilty of 3 counts of attempted second-degree murder (and will likely serve more than 60 years on those charges alone), but there was a hung jury on the charge of first-degree murder for the killing of 17 year old Jordan Davis.
Juror #4, as she was known, told ABC News’ Byron Pitts that it was initially 10-2 in favor of conviction on that murder charge, but by the end of deliberations one more juror had doubts, making it 9-3. She said the three holdouts believed that regardless of the actual danger, Dunn believed he was in danger of great bodily injury or death (the legal standard requires having a “reasonable” belief).
She also said there was a lot of shouting during the three days of deliberations, with profanities flying around the room. She also admitted that she personally believes Dunn got away with murder.
You can watch the interview below, via ABC News:
[photo via Byron Pitts]
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