Judge Delays Decision to Sentence Michael Dunn In Jordan Davis Case

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 03/11/2014 | 10:15 AM EDT

The 47-year-old convicted of attempted murder of Florida teenagers will not be sentenced until his retrial for first-degree murder

Though Michael Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in the Jordan Davis murder case, a Jacksonville judge has delayed his sentencing until his retrial for first-degree murder.


Last month jurors were unable to unanimously convict Dunn of the shooting death of 17-year-old Davis, who along with three friends got into a verbal dispute with Dunn, 47, over their loud music playing in car. Prosecutors, however, vowed to retry Dunn on the murder count.


On Monday, Dunn’s attorney asked that sentencing be postponed until after the second trial because he’s concerned that statements Dunn makes at a sentencing hearing could be used against him in his retrial. The attorney, Cory Strolla, also stepped down as Dunn’s legal representation and asked the judge to appoint public defenders.


There is no word when a retrial is expected to take place, however, Dunn was scheduled to be sentenced on March 24.

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