Dunn jury: 'We have reached a wall for this evening'

UPDATE, 2/14/14, 7 p.m.: Jurors in the Michael Dunn trial have asked: "We have reached a wall for this evening. Are we able to be dismissed for the night?"

Judge Russell Healey granted that request and the jury will continue deliberating at 9 a.m. Saturday.

UPDATE, 2/14/14, 5 p.m.: The jurors in the Michael Dunn trial have asked if they could take a 30-minute break. Healey has said yes to that request.

Jurors have also asked if they could return a verdict on one count but not another count. Healey also said the answer to that question is yes.

Original story below:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thursday marked day two of deliberations in the Michael Dunn murder trial. His fate was placed into the hands of jurors at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Thursday morning, the jury reviewed surveillance video from the Gate Gas station on the November night Jordan Davis was shot and killed in 2012. The request to see the video was the first of four questions asked so far by the jury of four white men, four white women, two black women, one Hispanic man and one Asian woman.

Second, they asked the judge to take a look at a gray foam mannequin used by the medical examiner to demonstrate how Jordan Davis may have been shot. Judge Russell Healey denied that request and told the jury to only judge the evidence.

"I think it is either neutral or it bodes well for Mr. Dunn," said FCN Legal Analyst David Robbins. "Because if that jury has a question about whether Mr. Davis was inside that car or outside that car, that means somebody is listening to Mr. Dunn."

Jurors were given a full set of instructions and paper to write on. Their third request came when one of the 12 jurors discovered their instruction packet was missing a few pages.

The fourth break came when jurors requested the date that Michael Dunn wrote certain letters from jail. The letter was dated June of 2013.

So how long until the jury delivers a verdict?

"Monday is another holiday. It's clear the jurors wouldn't want to sit there for four days and deliberate," said Robbins. "But a man's life is at stake also."

Jurors are expected back at the courthouse at 9 a.m. Friday.


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