Michael Dunn’s Girlfriend Takes Stand in Jordan Davis Murder Trial

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  • Rhonda Rouer testified Michael Dunn said ‘I hate that thug music’ moments before shooting Jordan Davis
  • Rouer told jurors she, Dunn had drinks at wedding prior to incident
  • Evidence tech describes state of vehicle after Jordan Davis was fatally shot
  • Dunn admits shooting Davis, but claims it was self-defense

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On Thursday, the trial of Michael Dunn began in Florida. Dunn stands accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station during a dispute about loud music in November 2012. 

On Nov. 23, 2012, Davis and his three friends—Tevin ThompsonLeland Brunson and Tommie Stornes—stopped at the gas station to purchase cigarettes and gum. They sat there, playing loud music from a red Dodge Durango, when they got into a confrontation with the 47-year-old Dunn.

Following an intense argument, Dunn fired six shots into the vehicle, three of which struck Davis in his liver and aorta. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to Headline News, Dunn’s girlfriend, Rhonda Rouer took the stand yesterday. Rouer told the court that she and Dunn had pulled into the gas station parking lot after leaving the wedding of Dunn’s son.

They parked next to the Durango which was reportedly blasting loud rap music, and Rouer testified that Dunn told her “I hate that thug music” before getting out of the vehicle and entering the gas station for a bottle of wine and bag of potato chips. 

Rouer said that moments later, she heard six gun shots. She also testified that she watched Dunn put a black gun in the vehicle’s glove compartment after telling her to get inside. 

She and Dunn returned to their hotel, where Dunn ordered a pizza and made them rum and cokes. During her testimony, she revealed that she saw television reports of the shooting the following morning and told Dunn that she wanted to go home immediately, despite their plans. Dunn was arrested upon their return.

While Dunn has admitted to shooting Davis, he maintains that it was in self-defense. He told police that he saw what he thought was either a stick, or the barrel of a shotgun in the teens’ vehicle. Det. Andrew Kipple testified that no weapons were found inside of the Durango. 

Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, is arguing that his client is innocent under Florida’s highly-controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. He alleges that the teens had time to possibly dispose of a weapon, and criticized law enforcement for not searching bushes or dumpsters in the area until four days after the shooting occurred. Davis’ friends say that they drove from the gas station to a parking lot to check on Davis, then returned in seek of help.

Dunn has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, as well as three counts of attempted murder for the three other teens in the vehicle. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

SOURCE:  ARTICLE BY C OMPLEX.COM NEWS FEBRUARY 9, 2014

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9 Comments for “Michael Dunn’s Girlfriend Takes Stand in Jordan Davis Murder Trial”

  1. AugustWA

    This guys defense is laughable. Just like the guy in the theater that shot the guy for texting….hotheads with guns No

  2. Trial

    I agree with you AugustWA, I don’t see how it could possible be self defense.

  3. It prove one thing Rap Music provokes and encourages violence and gun crime and the demeaning of White Women by White Middle Aged RACEIST BIGOTS .

    An the consumption of pizza but hey Its Florida an a murder so pizzas obligatory.

    R I P Caylee never forgotten.

  4. Karen C.

    Waving to ecossie! Yeah, it seems that any white guy with a gun can move down there and randomly shoot anyone who ANNOYS him, let alone threatens or merely frightens him.

  5. ღSalღ

    Hi ecossie possie,

    Why is your name spelled wrong?

    =))

  6. AugustWA

    Someones taste in music does not mean they should be shot to death

  7. AugustWA

    They better find this guy guilty…. Really Pissed

  8. Elisa

    What scumbag lawyer would defend this guy or Slunt? This is so wrong on so many levels, and the first thing wrong is that the kids were inside their own car while Dunghead was outside his vehicle. Duh.

  9. 2loyalty

    Stand your ground? How about “overkill” ?

    Hate your music, turn it down right now or I’ll kill you. Seriously?

    Pay for your gas, wait for your girlfriend to get back in the vehicle, drive away and take your hatred for the music with you. Ten minutes?

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