• Prosecutors rest in trial of man who shot teen


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a Florida man charged with killing a teen after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

    Prosecutors called their last witness in direct testimony on Monday, a week after jury selection began in the first-degree murder trial of Michael Dunn.

    After the state rested, Dunn's defense attorney called the victim's father, Ronald Davis, to the stand to ask him why three of his son's friends went to his house after the shooting.

    "(They went there) to talk about the facts surrounding his death. They talked about how sorry they were my son was killed," Ronald Davis said.

    Jordan Davis, 17, was struck and killed when Dunn opened fire at a Jacksonville gas station in 2012. Prosecutors allege Dunn committed premeditated murder using a weapon he kept in the glove compartment of his car.

    Defense lawyers said their client felt threatened and fired in self defense. But no weapons were found in the teens' car, even though Dunn told investigators that he saw one.

    "It was either a barrel or a stick, and they're like 'We're going to kill you,'" Dunn said in interrogation video released by officials.

    On Monday, three defense witnesses attested to Dunn's character, saying the software developer is not a hothead, an account that prosecutors said was contradicted by Dunn's fiance before he fired the shots.

    "What did the defendant say?" the prosecutor asked.

    "I hate that thug music," fiance Rhonda Rouer said.

    Dunn is charged with first-degree murder and has pled not guilty.

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