JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There were tears in the courtroom Saturday as Michael Dunn's fiancee took the stand.
Crying and shaking, Rhonda Rouer repeated the words she heard Michael Dunn say when he parked at the Gate Station on Southside and Baymeadows in November of 2012, next to a red SUV carrying Jordan Davis and three of his friends.
"I hate that thug music," she said.
She said the two of them had just returned from his son's wedding. They stopped at the Gate station to get a bottle of wine. It was when she was inside the store that she heard the shots fired. She walked outside.
She said, "Michael said get in the car."
Prosecutors say Dunn opened fire on the SUV after arguing with Davis over the volume of the music coming from it. She said the two drove off and went back to their hotel. They ordered a pizza. She admitted the two of them had been drinking.
Dunn's attorney, Cory Strolla, said, "Did he seem impaired?"
Rouer answered, "Not at all."
Rouer said they didn't know Davis had been killed until the next morning when they saw it on the news. They drove back to Satellite Beach, where Dunn was arrested.
Strolla asked, "You weren't trying to flee Jacksonville?"
Rouer answered, "No sir."
Dunn is charged with first-degree murder, and three counts of attempted murder. He could take the stand next week.
Testimony resumes Monday at 9 a.m.
Dunn faces life in prison if convicted.