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Jury Questions Judge In Florida 'Loud Music' Murder Trial

Michael Dunn stands accused of shooting and killing a Florida teenager after an altercation involving the teen\'s \"loud music.\"
Posted at 4:21 PM, Feb 15, 2014

Jury deliberation continues into a fourth day in Florida's so-called “loud music” trial.

“Michael Dunn is accused of shooting and killing a Florida teenager. He says he was acting in self defense.” (Via Fox News)

“Prosecutors say John killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a fight over loud music playing from the vehicle.” (Via CNN)

Dunn reportedly shot 10 rounds into the SUV the teenager was in. Three other people were also in the SUV at the time. (Via Bay News 9)

He now faces five charges, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.

On Saturday, jurors asked Judge Russell Healey three questions: Is the defense of self-defense separate for each person in each count? The answer: yes. Are we determining if deadly force is justified against each person in each count? The answer: yes. And if we determine deadly force is justified against one person, is it justified against the other? The answer: no. (Via CNN)

Legal analysts say the questions asked by jurors could “indicate they may be deadlocked on at least one of the five charges” according to The Christian Science Monitor.

MSNBC spoke with attorney John Burris about what else the jury needs to mull over.

ATTY. JOHN BURRIS: “Whether or not he had a reasonable belief that his life was in danger therefore can use self defense. Number two you have the whole question about him leaving the scene is that evidence of guilt of some kind.”

Dunn could face life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder.