JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jurors pushed toward their eighth hour of deliberations in the Michael Dunn murder trial Thursday afternoon, coming to Judge Russell Healey three times with questions and requests.
Two of their requests were for supplies -- a computer monitor to watch the Gate surveillance video they requested last night, and a dry erase board or easel. Around 1:45, they also asked to be allowed to examine the lifelike dummy used by the state to demonstrate the location and trajectory of bullet wounds in Jordan Davis' body. Dubbed "Bendy" by the State Attorney's Office for its flexibility, the dummy was not introduced as evidence, but was used only for demonstration purposes. Because it was "demonstrable" evidence, the judge told jurors they could not examine it.
Around 2:25 p.m. jurors presented another question. The group of 12 requested a large easel, large paper or a dry erase board. Judge Healey granted the request. The jurors also requested missing pages from one of the jury instruction packets, which was also granted by Healey.
Just before noon, Dunn's attorney Corey Strolla held a brief press conference at which he answered questions about his client's state of mind, his racial animus and his performance on the stand.
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