Juror from Michael Dunn trial speaks out
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Juror No. 4 in the Michael Dunn murder trial is speaking out.
The woman who said her name was Valerie spoke to ABC's Nightline Tuesday.
Valerie, who works as a home care nurse administrator, says the four day and more than 30 hour deliberations between the jurors sometimes became very intense.
Valerie said during the deliberations the jurors at one point resorted to screaming to get their point across.
When asked if they used profanity she replied, "Oh yes."
Valerie says in the beginning of the deliberation there were 10 people who wanted to convict Michael Dunn on the first degree murder charge and two who believed he was defending himself. She says that by the end of the deliberations there were only nine people who wanted to convict Michael Dunn of first degree murder and three who believed he was defending himself.
When asked about whether race played a role in their deliberations Valerie said the case was never presented to the jury that way.
Michael Dunn was convicted of three counts of second degree attempted murder and one county of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on the first degree murder charge.
State Attorney Angela Corey says she plans to re-file first degree murder charges against Michael Dunn in the death of Jordan Davis in November 2012.
Michael Dunn is currently in jail awaiting sentencing.
His sentencing is scheduled for March 24. He is facing up to at least 60 years in prison.
Tune in to Action News This Morning starting at 5 a.m. on CBS47 and FOX30 to see the interview with juror number four.
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