Judge delays trial in loud music killing case

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - A judge has ruled to delay the trial indefinitely for a Florida man accused of murdering a teenager during an argument over loud music.

Acting Circuit Judge Russell Healey agreed Wednesday to a request from Michael Dunn's new attorneys to push back the May 5 trial.

Dunn is charged with murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. The two had argued over loud music coming from the SUV Davis was sitting in along with three friends. The Florida Times-Union reports that Dunn's attorneys say they need more preparation time.

Dunn was convicted of attempted murder for shooting at Davis' three companions, but the jury deadlocked on the murder charge. Dunn says he opened fire on the SUV after it looked like Davis threatened him and raised an apparent shotgun. No weapon was found.


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