Dunn murder trial expenses rolling in

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The cost of the Michael Dunn murder trial is being tabulated with the Clerk of Courts Office finalizing its expenses for the trial that lasted two weeks from jury selection to verdict. The final tally for juror expenses was $27,752.01.

The biggest expense was hotel rooms for the 16 jurors that included four alternates. That bill was $13,572. Juror payments were the next highest at $7,335, which included payments to the 284 jurors brought in as part of jury selection. Food expenses according to the clerk's office were $5,169.69. Less expensive costs in the trial were for supplies, staff, extra summons and the website.

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Not included in this figure is the added cost of security both inside and outside the courthouse. That expense is expected to be available in the near future.

The trial for Dunn ended in a mistrial on the first degree murder charge, but guilty verdicts on three counts of attempted murder and shooting into a vehicle.

Dunn will be sentenced in late March. The state is pushing ahead with a retrial on the murder charges.


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