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10 women, 6 men seated on jury for Dunn case

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Updated: 2/05 7:26 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 16-person panel has been selected to hear the case against Michael Dunn.


Ten women and six men were selected shortly before 5:30 Wednesday afternoon. Twelve will serve as the official jury and four are alternates. A judge ruled the jury will be sequestered for the duration of the proceedings.


State Attorney Angela Corey asked a pool of 62 potential jurors about how they feel about firearms and gun ownership. Six of the 62 have concealed weapons permits.

She also asked whether the race and age of victims would influence the jurors' decisions. They all said no.

Dunn, 47, is a white man accused of shooting a black teenager. Jordan Davis was 17-years-old when he was killed outside a Southside gas station in November 2012. Prosecutors say the two argued over loud music coming from the SUV Davis and three of his friends were riding in.

Dunn is accused of firing several shots into that SUV, then leaving the scene. Dunn said he fired his weapon in self-defense and didn't realize he had hit anyone.

Davis was the only teenager shot. Dunn is charged with his murder and the attempted murder of the other three teenagers.

Dunn is wearing a black suit and appears to be in good spirits. He seems to be engaged in jury selection, listening carefully to questions and answers.


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