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Defense attorney in Dunn case attempts to poke holes in JSO investigation

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Updated: 2/08 11:46 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defense attorney Cory Strolla wasted no time in trying to cast doubt over how the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office handled the investigation during Day 6 of the Michael Dunn trial.

"So you're saying those dumpsters were searched four days after the shooting is that correct?" said Strolla.

"That is correct," said Detective Marc Musser.

Strolla has argued that Dunn shot Jordan Davis in self-defense after he said Davis threatened to kill him and showed a weapon.
 
According to Strolla, the JSO never investigated the possibility of another weapon.
 
"Did you ever go into the other plaza where the red SUV had left after the shooting? Did you ever go investigate the plaza?" said Strolla.

"Me personally, no," said Musser.

"That night?" said Strolla.

"No," said Musser.

"Did you ever have any of your evidence technicians go to the plaza to investigate where the red SUV had left that night?" said Strolla.

"No I did not," said Musser.
 
The JSO maintains no weapons were ever found in the red SUV the teens were in or in the surrounding areas.
 
"Did you have any reason to search the plaza parking lot the night of the shooting?" said John Guy, assistant state attorney.
 
"We had no evidence that there was going to be anything of evidentiary value in that parking lot," said Musser.
 
According to Musser, a helicopter was also flown over the area days later to search if any weapons were thrown on the roofs or bushes at the nearby businesses. Nothing was found.

More testimony continues Monday.
 
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Realchange - 2/9/2014 7:05 PM
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Dunn is most likely guilty because in how he fled and no phone call to police. Yet not looking for weapons in the area after a shooting is so un like JSO procedure it is not even funny. The SUV did stop a distance away there was hospital literally down the street. If you already left the area drive to the damn hospital right then there. That I can see. NOT drive away open the doors get something out then get back in go back to the gas station. As I have said make sure each boy testifies under oath to man and God there was no weapons in the car. Someone recently said black kids are not caught with weapons in the car in school. Just few months ago that same thing happened one black boy had it in for a former class mate and was carrying a gun his with 3 friends waiting for him after school. So yes black teenagers do carry guns legal or not in their cars often. I am not saying that is bad. Not all black people are bad. Some them need guns for protection, regardless of age ,because in today's world people do not care about murdering someone to get what they want. Something I said before 18 is old enough for Uncle Sam to throw gun in your hand and say kill or be killed but over here in the States at 18 your not responsible enough to be an adult.

im1rarebird - 2/9/2014 12:42 PM
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The chances of those young men having a gun in their possession upon leaving a high school event are slim. These were not the high school dropout street corner thugs that defense attorney would have the public believe them to be.I do not dismiss that they are out there just that these boys are not like them and for the defense attorney to try to make out that every black mother's son in Jacksonville is a thug simply because of the type of music they listen to is reprehensible. No black person should ever hire this guy as an attorney, because we already know that he is anti-black.

leishirsute - 2/9/2014 10:32 AM
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Only someone who knows they did wrong would shoot a gun 10 times into someone else's car and drive off without notifying authorities. Usually, it's called a drive by shooting. Dunn seems the model republican, "Everyone else should live like I say they should, otherwise they needs to disappear. And the law doesn't apply to me."
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