As Michael Dunn’s Sept. 22 trial approaches in death of teen Jordan Davis, both sides meet in court

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Michael David Dunn was in court for less than a minute Monday during his latest pretrial hearing.

Dunn, 47, is scheduled to go on trial Sept. 22 for a second time on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. He opened fire on Davis and his friends during a dispute over loud music at a gas station while Dunn was in town for his son’s wedding.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys had no issues to bring up during Monday’s hearing. Defense attorney Waffa Hanania told Circuit Judge Russell Healey the exchange of public materials with the prosecution was ongoing and their might be issues for the judge to deal with during the next hearing on Aug. 25.

A jury previously deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of killing Davis, but did convict the Brevard County man of three counts of attempted murder for attempting to kill teenagers Tevin Thompson, Tommie Stornes and Leland Brunson.

Healey has already denied a motion from prosecutors to sentence Dunn now for the three attempted-murder convictions. Healey said it made more sense to wait until after the second murder trial concluded.

The murder trial is expected to take two weeks.

Dunn maintains he was threatened and saw a gun, so he defended himself. But no one has corraborated his version. Only Davis was hit and killed.

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