Judge Healey denies Michael Dunn’s motion for change of venue

Thursday, September 11, 2013

Good afternoon:

Judge Healey denied Michael Dunn’s motion for a change of venue this morning saying he wants to start jury selection as scheduled on September 22nd and see how it goes.

He will grant the motion if they can’t select a fair and impartial jury. If that happens, he probably will bus in jurors from a nearby county and restart jury selection.

Needless to say, judges prefer having the jurors travel to the courthouse compared to the courthouse traveling to the jurors.

He granted the defense motion to prohibit the prosecution and witnesses from referring to Jordan Davis as the “victim,” but he denied the defense motion to prohibit the prosecution from introducing photos of Dunn’s writings on the wall of his cell.

This latter ruling is an important win for the prosecution because Dunn’s writings show he is a racist.

The denial of the motion for a change of venue as premature has become a standard response and reflects a wait-and-see approach that most judges favor.

The ruling that prohibits referring to Jordan Davis as the “victim” is a legally sound decision because the word implies that his death was unjustified thereby eroding the presumption that Dunn is innocent in that the killing was a justifiable use of deadly force in self-defense.

This problem can be cured by referring to him as the “deceased,” eliminating this issue as a potential basis for a successful appeal, if Dunn were convicted. This is why the judge’s decision is a smart strategic ruling.

13 Responses to Judge Healey denies Michael Dunn’s motion for change of venue

  1. concernedczen says:

    what did he write on his cell walls?

  2. roderick2012 says:

    I take it that Dunn wants the trial moved to Seminole County where he can receive a ‘fair’ trail along with the Zimmerman jury minus Maddie.

  3. bettykath says:

    I forget the charges. Murder 1? It would seem so since the shots into the side of the car were intended for the back seat and they missed only b/c the car was backing out.

  4. Disappointed says:

    Victim or the deceased I just hope this jury sees the writing on the wall. No pun intended.

  5. racerrodig says:

    Well, we still know who the real victim was, and we’ll continue to say that no matter if their name is Jordan, Michael, Renisha, Trayvon or Bozo the Clown.

    TMZ now has a fairly detailed account of the witnesses who saw MB with his hands up…………….yet still no arrest.

    Sick pups in control over there in Ferguson…..yep, yep, yep…..

    I just wish the Feds would sweep in and take this and run. Wilson must be charged with murder.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: