JACKSONVILLE, Florida — A man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music will be back in court this week as his attorneys argue that a new trial should be held outside of Jacksonville.
Attorney Waffa Hanania wrote in a motion that news coverage "has been extremely prejudicial to the defendant." The Florida Times-Union (http://tinyurl.com/p96bdmk ) reports the hearing will be held Thursday.
Jurors deadlocked in February on whether Michael Dunn was guilty of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia. He was convicted on three counts of attempted murder for shooting at three others in the car with Davis in November 2012.
Witnesses said Dunn complained that the music coming from the teens' vehicle was too loud, sparking an argument. Dunn claimed self-defense and said he fired into the vehicle because he feared Davis had a weapon.
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