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Alleged killer, Michael Dunn, gets taxpayer support for defense

6:52 PM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
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Jacksonville, Fla. -- Taxpayers will pay a portion of Michael Dunn's legal expenses.

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The Brevard County man is charged with murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Police said an argument over loud music triggered the fatal shooting a year ago.

Dunn's attorney filed motions requesting the court to consider helping to pay for the cost of copying depositions and hiring an investigator.

Circuit Judge Russell Healey approved paying $6,500 to cover those two items.

Dunn's family retained a private attorney. Dunn twice before asked to be declared indigent by the court so his legal bills would be covered. Those requests were denied.

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The Davis family following the hearing had no comment on Dunn getting some taxpayer support.

"This holiday season is going to be tough for us," said Ron Davis in expressing thanks to the community for the support given to them during the past year.

The family is holding a grave site memorial in Atlanta on Friday for Jordan Davis. A candle light memorial will be held Saturday, November 23, in Jacksonville Beach at the Latham Plaza starting at 5 p.m.

Dunn's trial on first degree murder charges is scheduled to being February 3. 

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