JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Action News has learned that a friend of Jordan Davis has written a letter to the judge, asking that accused killer Michael Dunn remain behind bars. According to his attorney, the teenager feels his life would be in danger if Dunn was released.
The letter comes a day after a tense and emotional bond hearing, where the accused looked into the eyes of the victim's father.
It was written by Jordan's friend, Leland, who was inside the SUV that night in November when the 17-year-old boy was gunned down at a Southside gas station, allegedly after an argument over loud music.
Newly-released documents show that a witness told police he heard Dunn tell the teen, "You're not going to talk to me like that."
After that, another witness said he saw Dunn in a crouching position, firing his weapon at the red SUV carrying Jordan, Leland, and their friends as it drove to a neighboring strip mall.
The attorney for the Davis family, John Phillips, says that night still haunts Leland.
"Here's a guy who shot at him, killed his friend, and fled without reporting it to cops," said Phillips. Leland wanted the judge to know that there are voices at the end of this that are in desperate need of protection."
Dunn's attorney argued that his client feared for his life, too. Dunn told police he thought the teens had a gun. However, no gun was ever found.
It's now up to a judge to weigh the evidence, and decide whether it's safe to release Dunn from jail.