State opposes delay in loud-music sentencing

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Prosecutors oppose a motion seeking to delay the sentencing of Michael Dunn, who was convicted of attempted murder in a dispute over loud music, until after he's tried on a murder charge.

Attorneys for Dunn have argued that he shouldn't be sentenced until after he goes to trial again. In February a jury found him guilty of multiple counts of attempted murder, but was deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga.

A motion filed Tuesday by Assistant State Attorney John Guy says Florida law doesn't allow for a delay in sentencing when a defendant faces additional charges.

The Florida Times-Union reports the issue will be debated during a hearing Monday.

Dunn faces at least 60 years in prison for the attempted murder of the three teens who were in the car with Davis. He remains in jail without bail. Sentencing is scheduled for the week of March 24.