Michael Dunn murder trial expenses come close to $100K

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The extra costs associated with the recent Michael Dunn murder trial have reached a tally of almost $100,000.

A cost analysis done by the city put the price tag at $99,158, with the biggest expense being security both inside and outside the courthouse.

A security plan was in place for the murder trial that lasted two weeks. Michael Dunn was charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The trial attracted national attention since loud music from the teen's vehicle triggered gunfire.

Dunn was convicted on three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into a vehicle. There was a mistrial on the first-degree murder charge with a retrial scheduled for this May. Sentencing will be delayed until after the retrial.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, which provided security, listed its expense at $64,269.50. The Duval County Clerk of Court submitting juror and office supply-related expenses of almost $27,752.01. The Emergency Operations Center and the City of Jacksonville submitted expenses of $6,704.62 and $432.13, respectively.

The jury was sequestered during the trial which involved housing and meal expenses.


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