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Man appeals conviction for killing teen over loud music 
By Associated Press  
Published September 7, 2016
Michael Dunn (left) was convicted of murder and sentenced to life for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis (right) (file photo) 

Michael Dunn (left) was convicted of murder and sentenced to life for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis (right) (file photo)

A man convicted of killing a teenage boy after an argument over loud music outside a Florida gas station wants a new trial.

The Florida Times-Union reports an attorney for 49-year-old Michael Dunn asked an appeals court last Tuesday to throw out his murder conviction and life sentence.

Dunn, of Satellite Beach, was convicted of fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia, in November 2012 after a confrontation sparked over loud music coming from the SUV in which Davis was riding.


Attorney Terry Roberts argued for the new trial, saying prosecutors didn’t refute Dunn’s claim that Davis had threatened to kill him before the shooting.

Dunn was at the Jacksonville gas station after attending his son’s wedding, where he had been drinking.

Prosecutors say Dunn, who is white, fired 10 times into the vehicle carrying black teenagers.

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