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February 10th, 2014
09:41 PM ET

Prosecution rests in 'loud music' murder trial

The prosecution rests in the case of Michael Dunn – the man accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

A black teenager who police say was unarmed and killed over loud music. And it was a dramatic ending to the state's case this morning.

Prosecutors brought out Davis' shirt, tank top, and boxers for the jury to see gun shot holes that were clearly visible. According to the prosecution the shots were premeditated.

Dunn they say, deliberately applied the 6 pounds of pressure needed to fire each of the 10 shots.

But the defense brought forth their own parade of witnesses. Family and friends who all claimed Dunn is not a violent man.

Michael Dunn's friend: 'He was a gentle man'

"I have always thought he was a gentle man," said Randy Berry, the instructor who taught Dunn how to fly airplanes. Berry’s wife, Beverly, echoed his sentiment, testifying, "Never have I observed anything other than a very calm demeanor."

Dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The teen and his friends were sitting in an SUV next to Dunn when an argument quickly led to Dunn pulling his gun and shooting nine times into the vehicle, killing Davis.

OutFront: Trayvon Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump and Criminal defense attorney Janet Johnson.


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