Valerie, a home care nurse administrator known as Juror #4 in the Michael Dunn murder trial, has come forward to say that she believes he got away with the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, reports

In an exclusive ABC Nightline interview Tuesday night, the juror said that they initially deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of convicting Dunn on 1st-degree murder. After Judge Healey read the “Allen Charge,” which encouraged the jury to deliberate further to avoid a mistrial, their contentious deliberations ended with 9-3 vote to convict, with the holdouts believing that Dunn had “reasonable belief” to fear for his life.

Valerie said that the jurors in favor of convicting Dunn believed that he used unnecessary force when he shot Davis.

“We all believed there was another way out, another option,” she said in the Nightline interview.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Dunn, 47, has been found guilty of 3 counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of hurling a deadly missile.  A mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge in Davis’ shooting death.

Dunn was found guilty of everything but murdering Jordan Davis.

As previously reported by NewsOneDunn gunned down Davis at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23rd, 2012. The software programmer claims that he felt threatened by the teen — who was sitting inside of an SUV with friends — and loud music coming from the vehicle, so he sprayed it with nine bullets before driving away, leaving Davis to die in a friend’s arms.

None of the teens had weapons.

The jury, which was composed of four White women, two Black women, four White men, one Asian woman and one Hispanic man, deliberated for four days and remained deadlocked on the 1st-degree murder charge and lesser charges, including second degree murder, manslaughter, justifiable homicide, or excusable homicide.

During a post-trial press conference, Florida state special prosecutor Angela Corey said that Dunn will be retried on the 1st-degree murder charge.

“We intend to fully push for a new trial….Justice for Jordan Davis is as important as it is for any victim,” Corey said.


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11 thoughts on “Dunn Trial Juror #4: We Voted 9-3 To Convict Him Of 1st-Degree Murder

    • You spanish descendants are next! on said:

      Anna Maria Perez when they realize the Black people will not standby and let this happen guess what they will be looking for you and the rest of the Perez’s. The new NIG%$A and start picking yawl off one bye one.

  1. americanize. on said:

    What we have to understand is just because ur on a jury,an you should look at the evidence,an the law means nothing if ur raise to look at a certain group of people as inferior,an their life is not important.Jurous are people with baggage an some of that baggage is RACISUM.

  2. Don't just pray get off your knees and say or do something! on said:

    I highly suggest you and I debrief your kids on what is going on in the world today. Talk about it, make them aware of this. I don’t plan on waiting the police or my preacher to save my family. We need to have a serious discussion about this in our communities. Don’t just go to church sit and wait on the Holy Ghost or your preachers they are seriously trying to wipe us off the face of the earth one by one. Our government and jurors are letting them do it. This is modern day lynching. God Bless them if it ever should happen to my family.

    • I agree totally, we do have to talk to our children about what is going on in our police departments and we need to find out who are our Districts attorneys in our communities, and who is our police chief in our communities, we need to allow our children to find things out, who is living and working in your communities who is our mayor or Governor. we need to always know who we are putting in these offices. that’s one thing we need to start doing. and about praying there’s nothing wrong with praying, but if your going to pray you have to get up off your knees and change things if you want them to change, it only starts with one person. and taking some time to find out who we are voting in our offices in our communities.. that is a start.. God bless…

  3. Once again a killer gets away with murder. It is such a shame and disgrace that if a white person shoots and kills a black person, that white person will get off. Now if it is reversed then look for a very different outcome.

  4. Not one Black man on the jury that’s convenient. It is ridiculous that a case as clear cut as this can have a mistrial on the most important charge. I guess the post racial America myth is finally dead.

    • I have served my duty on several juries, and without fail, black men try their hardest to get of of performing this civic task. Additionally, you can not have a criminal record and serve. That eliminates 7 out of 10 black males. Any more questions?
      Holla’ at the Scholar

      • Convicted felons are prohibited from serving on jury duty. This excluded 6% of the population, but 30% of black males. 3 out of ten, I stand corrected. Add in those who will answers question in a way to get them excused and your up to 5 or 6 out of 10. Heck look at Rachael Jeantel, she was a witness who obviously didn’t want to be in the Zimmerman courtroom, even though she could have played a major role in helping her friend. She was a pathetic embarassment and if you saw her any differently, you are lying to yourself. Please note Mike, I expressed my point without vulgar, thug language. Please try to conduct yourself similarly.

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