Wednesday, February 12, 2014
We will be live blogging the live stream of closing arguments in the Michael Dunn trial today.
They are scheduled to begin at 10 am, EDT and will probably end sometime between 4 and 5 pm.
The State will go first and the defense will follow. Since it has the burden of proof, the State will have an opportunity to rebut the defense closing.
The State’s burden of proof is not only to prove each element of each crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt, but to also prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Dunn did not act in self-defense (i.e., that he did not reasonably believe himself or his fiancee to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury when he fired his gun multiple times at the boys in the red Durango).
The arguments are scheduled to start in about 30 minutes.
Court is already in session discussing the final set of jury instructions.
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