Michael Dunn, who is on trial for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, took the stand yesterday claiming that he was in fear of his life when he shot the teenager 10 times. Dunn confronted the teenager in a convenience store parking lot over loud music. Dunn claims that he asked Davis nicely to turn the music down but escalated into Davis yelling at Dunn, threatening his life with a shot gun or pipe-like weapon. Police state that there wasn't any such weapon found at the scene of the crime.
Dunn takes the stand in his murder trial:
Earlier today, closing arguments began with the Prosecution emphasizing the 10 bullets Dunn fired at the teenager and overreacted to the situation by taking "it upon himself to silence Jordan Davis forever."
This case has a lot of parallels with the high-profile case of George Zimmerman; Dunn has claimed self-defense in this trial, citing Florida's Stand Your Ground law.