Juror #4 from the Michael Dunn trial (ABC News)

Juror in Michael Dunn trial: "I believed he was guilty"

Jordan Davis "was shot and killed for reasons that should not have happened," the juror said



Katie McDonough
February 19, 2014 7:12PM (UTC)

A juror from the Michael Dunn trial told ABC's "Nightline" Tuesday night that she believed Dunn should have been convicted of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. "I believed he was guilty," she said.

"We looked at a lot of evidence -- and myself, it was where the gunshots were, the timing. Could he have had other options? To me, [the shooting] was unnecessary," said Juror No. 4, identified only as Valerie.

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"We all believed that there was another way out, another option," she continued. "Roll your window up, ignore the taunting, put your car in reverse ... move a parking spot over. That's my feeling."

When asked if she believed Dunn got away with murder, Valerie responded, "I do."

"A life was taken," she said. "There is no longer a Jordan Davis, and there is only one reason why that is. The boy was shot and killed for reasons that should not have happened."

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Watch the full interview at ABC, and an excerpt from CNN here:


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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