JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Dunn's attorney says his client is broke. The man accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Gate gas station this past November claims he has no assets.
"The only assets he has at this point are basically the car that was seized by the state so at this point he has zero assets," said Dunn's attorney Cory Strolla.
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Now Dunn's defense team is asking the state to pay up. Strolla is planning to file a motion to incur costs Wednesday, April 17. If the motion is approved, your tax dollars could pay for Dunn's defense.
"We're asking the state to pay for the costs of his defense depositions, expert fees and things like that," said Strolla.
Strolla says the state is making Dunn subpoena his own civilian witnesses for the trial, nearly 50 of them, which will cost the defense extra money.
But Jordan Davis' mother says the community has paid enough with the tragic loss of her son.
"To make the people responsible financially for the cost of the case, trying the case, I think that's ludicrous, I actually do," said Lucia McBath.
Jordan's mom believes if Dunn's family claimed to have enough money to bail him out of jail last month, a motion that was denied, they can certainly find the money to pay for his deposition in the next five months before trial.
"They're going to have to be accountable for his actions financially," said McBath.