Juror In Dunn’s Case Interviews With ABC News
Hat-tip to Mindyme62
ABC reports an exclusive interview with Juror Number 4, the home healthcare employee. Known as Valerie, she told ABC News that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into an immediate deadlock and prompted some shouting matches.
Valerie old ABC that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into an immediate deadlock. That led to some shouting matches. Valerie, who wanted a murder conviction, says the group knew within the first hour that they would be unable to reach a unanimous decision on the first count.
The first vote was 2 undecided; 2 believing Dunn was justified, and 8 believing in his guilt. That vote later changed to 10 to 2 with 10, including Valerie, believing that Dunn is guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis, and two believing that Dunn was justified.
“We looked at a lot of evidence – and myself, it was where the gunshots were, the timing. Could he have had other options? To me, [the shooting] was unnecessary.”
Despite the disagreement over whether shooting Davis was justified, all the jurors agreed that Dunn escalated the situation,and that based on Dunn’s testimony, most of the jurors saw that his ego is what caused the situation. Valerie told ABC that she believes that Dunn had other options, including rolling up his window, parking elsewhere, or simply ignoring the loud music.
Valerie wants the world to know that the jurors valued the life of Jordan Davis.
With the majority of the jury believing that Dunn’s killing of Jordan Davis was unjustified, this is good news for State prosecutors who have stated that they will re-try Dunn on the 1st degree murder charge.