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Date set to determine if taxpayers will pay for Michael Dunn's defense

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Updated: 4/29/2013 2:25 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attorneys for the man accused of gunning down a local high school student will head back to the courtroom later this week. Monday, a judge set a hearing date for Friday to discuss whether the state will pay for Michael Dunn's defense.

Dunn is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Gate gas station last November. Dunn claims the shooting was in self-defense.

Dunn's attorney's claims he is broke and has no assets. Attorney Cory Strolla filed a motion to get the state to incur the costs of his trial. If the motion is approved, your tax dollars could pay for Dunn's defense.

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TinaHenson - 5/1/2013 9:03 PM
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He needs to get a public defender. If we have to pay, that's all he should get.

nativejax - 4/29/2013 6:31 PM
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Oh I'm sorry, but if this idiot was Black, this would not even be a story, and I feel he got himself in this mess, he needs to get himself out...life is not fair and neither is the system.

tlynn - 4/29/2013 3:33 PM
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We should all be praying that this motion is denied!

Tricky Ricky - 4/29/2013 3:23 PM
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I thought if the defendant was indigent, the Public Defender's office would provide an attorney from their office. If Dunn's attorney's get their way, it would set a very bad precedent. The next thing you know, everyone who claims to be indigent would be able to have a "Dream Team" of high powered attorneys.
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