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Jurors will be sequestered in Michael Dunn murder trial

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Updated: 2/03 8:16 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The jury that will either convict or free Michael Dunn is being chosen right now.  Dunn, 47, is accused of shooting and killing Jordan Davis, 17, after an argument over loud music.  
 
It happened in November 2012 outside a Southside gas station.  Since then, the case has garnered national attention.
 
On day one of jury selection, about 100 potential jurors filled out questionnaires to see what, if anything, they know about the case and to see if they would be able to handle sequestration.
 
The judge announced Monday that they will be sequestered, meaning they'll be away from their homes and jobs for about two weeks.  They'll have no access to the Internet or TV or the news.  It's a tall order for both the juror and the taxpayer.
 
Action News asked the city task force organizing the Dunn trial for an estimated cost for sequestration.  We were told that number might not be available until the end of the trial.
 
Jury sequestration cost taxpayers $33,000 for the George Zimmerman trial, $230,000 for the Casey Anthony trial.   
 
The group of potential jurors will be whittled down to 12, with four alternates.  Jury selection continues Tuesday.
 
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