Michael Dunn retrial remains on schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man accused of killing a Jacksonville teenager was in court briefly Monday for a routine pretrial hearing.

Duval County Circuit Court Judge Russell Healey set a deadline of Tuesday, September 2 at 5 p.m. for any new motions in the upcoming retrial of Michael Dunn, 47.

If any motions are filed by attorneys, Healey said they will be taken up at Dunn's next scheduled hearing on Monday, September 8.

The Brevard County man is accused of fatally shooting Jordan Davis, 17, of Jacksonville at a south side gas station in November 2012.

Authorities have said the fatal encounter stemmed from an argument over loud music that was coming from an SUV Davis was in with three friends.

Dunn has said he saw Davis with a weapon, felt threatened and opened fire on the vehicle in self-defense. He has entered a plea of not guilty.

A jury earlier this year convicted Dunn of multiple attempted murder charges, but failed to reach a verdict on the more severe first degree murder charge.

Jury selection remains on target to begin on Monday, September 22.


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