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State files motion to deny bail in Jordan Davis murder case

5:03 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The State filed a motion Tuesday to deny bail to the man accused in the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

A decision on bond was not made by the judge in a pretrial hearing for Michael Dunn, 46, on Tuesday.

Dunn is facing a charge of First Degree Murder, three counts of Attempted Murder, and Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles.

According to the State's filing, when "the proof of guilt is evident or the presumption is great, the person is not automatically entitled to pretrial release on bail."


An affidavit in the motion from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Detective M.A. Musser states how the argument over loud music started between Davis and Dunn.

After Dunn asked the occupants to turn the music down and one of the occupants did so, "Jordan Davis, who was seated in the right rear passenger seat, told (redacted) to turn the music back up."

Musser states that Dunn told police he shot because he was in fear for his life.

"He stated he saw the barrel of a shotgun as Jordan Davis started to exit the red Dodge Durango. However, when advised no weapon was located in the red Dodge Durango, he stated he either saw a barrel or stick," the affidavit states.

Dunn is scheduled to appear in court for another hearing on April 9.

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