Michael Dunn argues self-defense in death of Jordan Davis
(WJLA) - Michael Dunn defiantly argues self-defense in hours of recorded jailhouse phone calls:
"I'm the f***g victim here. I was the one who was victimized. Like they attacked me. I'm the victim. I'm the victor, but I was the victim too."
Prosecutors recorded the calls for family members after Dunn’s arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument with a car full of teens playing loud music at a Florida gas station.
Dunn testified that Davis had pointed a gun at him, though no weapon was found. At that point, the 47-year-old software developer opened fire and then drove off.
But in the calls, Dunn insists that the state has no case against him:
"I'm just, you know, super confident if they take this to trial it will be a short deliberation."
But in fact, jurors deliberated for more than 30 hours and ended up convicting Dunn of multiple counts of attempted second-degree murder for firing into a car full of teens – teens Dunn is suggesting must be criminals:
"When the police said these guys didn't have a record, I wonder if they were just flying under the radar. Because they were bad."
But jurors deadlocked on the most serious charge: first-degree murder of Davis. Dunn now faces at least 60 years in prison.