JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Dunn's attorney filed a motion to delay the high-profile murder trial, currently set for Feb 3.
In the motion, which the Clerk of Courts confirmed was filed Friday, attorney Cory Strolla said that his ability to prepare for the trial has been hindered by other motions filed in the case.
READ THE FULL MOTION HERE
Dunn is accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Southside gas station in November 2012, after a confrontation over loud music.
Though Strolla does not mention any news organization by name, several news outlets -- including First Coast News -- have filed multiple motions, including two with the first District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee, to open access to public records.
The motion asks that the trial be delayed until April. There is no date set yet to hear the request. The next scheduled court date is Jan. 24.
In a related matter, a strongly-worded decision from the First DCAwas released late today, which could force the release of additional records in the case.
The court appeared impatient with the failure ofDuval County Judge Russell Healeyto comply with its December order to unseal public records and in the Dunn case. Calling the circumstance
"an ongoing violation of the public's constitutional right to access of public records," the DCA said that the issue "would have been resolved months ago ... had the appropriate legal process been followed."
"The media was entitled to immediate access to the disputed records which -- had the appropriate legal process been followed from the outset last year -- would have been resolved months ago."
The order could potentially force the release of hundreds of hours of telephone conversations recorded in jail between Dunn and his family members. Healey has until Wednesday to either unseal the records or find a legal rationale to keep them under seal.