Dunn attorney: 'Everybody lost something in this'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Just in terms of a reaction, extremely disappointed, but I won't put any fault at all on the jury. They did their job and that was it," said Cory Strolla, attorney of Michael Dunn, whose count of first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis was mistried.

Dunn was found guilty on four other counts, including three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing deadly missiles.

If the state decides to retry Dunn for first-degree murder, he would have to file for a change of venue, but acknowledged that he may not be the counsel at that point.

Strolla was asked by members of the media if he had any regrets and had never seen a jury work as hard as this.

"The fact that they (the jury) were out for 30 hours, I literally have no regrets, but at the same time they came back with a conviction, so I have all the regrets. It's miserable to be in this position."

Dunn and Strolla were going stir-crazy during the 30 hours of deliberations, Strolla said.

"Those 30 hours were probably the most stressful of my life. I can't even imagine what Mr. Dunn was thinking because he was the one that was facing the verdict."

Strolla said he firmly believes there was reasonable doubt, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office did a poor job investigating the case.

Strolla said Dunn's parents are devastated.

"We agree with Mr. Davis, Ron Davis, on this point: There were no winners. Everybody lost something in this. The Davis family lost their son. Their son's birthday was supposed to be tomorrow," Strolla said. "Tomorrow, there are going to be two sets of families that are grieving."


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