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Michael Dunn gives account of shooting in 'Black Friday' letter

Just before 5pm Judge Russell Healey was handed two questions from the jury. They asked for a 30-minute break and asked if the can rule on some but not all of the charges. The answer to both was yes. Defense attorney Cory Strolla(L) talks with his client, Michael Dunn before the jury enters the courtroom. After six days of testimony, closing arguments and a full day of deliberation, the trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012, resumed with continued jury deliberation on Friday Feb. 14, 2014. The case is being heard in the courtroom of acting Circuit Judge Russell Healey in the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fl. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack) POOL PHOTO.
Just before 5pm Judge Russell Healey was handed two questions from the jury. They asked for a 30-minute break and asked if the can rule on some but not all of the charges. The answer to both was yes. Defense attorney Cory Strolla(L) talks with his client, Michael Dunn before the jury enters the courtroom. After six days of testimony, closing arguments and a full day of deliberation, the trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of Jordan Davis in November 2012, resumed with continued jury deliberation on Friday Feb. 14, 2014. The case is being heard in the courtroom of acting Circuit Judge Russell Healey in the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fl. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack) POOL PHOTO.
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Updated: 2/17 8:23 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office released the letter from Michael Dunn that the jury wanted to get a closer look at.

It's known as the typewritten Black Friday letter in which Dunn gave his account of what happened the night of the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis.

"I'm a big guy, but there's three of them with at least one more in the store.  Besides, they look to be in the early 20's and mean. I'm middle-aged overweight and have a bad back! I mention this, as a confrontation is the last thing I was looking for," wrote Dunn.

The jury wanted to know when Dunn wrote the letter. It was written in June 2013, seven months after the shooting.

The jury convicted Dunn of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at Jordan Davis' friends in the red Dodge Durango, but jurors deadlocked on the murder charge for the death of the 17-year-old Wolfson High School student.

Dunn will be back in court on March 24.  He faces 30 years in prison for each count of attempted second-degree murder, with a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence, and 15 years in prison for the conviction on shooting or throwing a deadly missile.


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