Wednesday night review of the Dunn trial

February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Good afternoon:

Closing arguments concluded today with an exceptional 36 minute rebuttal argument by Assistant State’s Attorney John Guy.

Several memorable statements:

He didn’t shoot to save his life. He shot to save his pride.

The detectives didn’t sleep through the night, the defendant slept through the night.

The physical evidence is irrefutable and supported by the eyewitnesses.

Who has the ultimate interest in the outcome of this case? It’s the defendant and his story keeps changing.

Michael Dunn has an excuse for everything, but an explanation for nothing.

Your verdict won’t change the past, but it will forever define the past in this town.

To the living we owe respect. But to the dead, we owe the truth.

Judge Healey is finishing up his reading of the instructions to the jury.

Yesterday, he said he would permit the jury to deliberate this evening after dinner, if they are amenable, but will not let them deliberate after 8 or 9 pm.

What do y’all think about the case and what happened today?

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Live blogging closing arguments in Michael Dunn trial

February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Good morning:

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.

Here is the link to the First Coast News live stream.

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