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Michael Dunn's attorney: SUV moved after Jordan Davis shooting

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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:44 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was an emotional day for Jordan Davis' parents. For the first time since their son's death, they came face to face with his accused killer.

"To see him physically standing before us, I feel so sorry for him, I feel so sorry for him because he has to bear the burden for the rest of his life" said Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis' mother.

A shackled 45-year-old Michael Dunn walked into a Duval County courtroom this morning.

His new attorney Cory Strolla, entered not guilty pleas on all counts and does not discard the possibility of using the controversial Stand Your Ground Law in his defense.

"If the facts fit the law, if they do and I research it, if it's a viable defense, a reasonable defense, I'm going to vigorously pursue that on behalf of Michael Dunn" said Cory Strolla, defense attorney.

Dunn is facing one count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three counts of attempted murder.

According to investigators, loud music sparked an argument between Dunn, Davis and three of Davis' friends.

New details in the case were revealed in court today about the SUV the teens were traveling in. According to Strolla, he expects the police reports to show that the red Durango Davis was in, left the crime scene and came back before police arrived.

"The ballistics will show that if a gun is fired from just a few feet away from where my client's car was and those boys told police they never left the scene, well that's obviously a false report to police," said Strolla.

The Davis family lawyer did not deny that possibility. "What would you do if some one is shooting 10 rounds at you?" said John Phillips, the Davis family attorney.

In a statement released to Action News, Phillips wrote about the teens involved: "They have never been suspected of any wrongdoing and to insinuate to the contrary is unprofessional and irresponsible."  

Meanwhile, Ron Davis said he wished Dunn would've glanced his way during the arraignment.

"I wanted him to look at me to understand that he's taken my life away he's taken Jordan's mother away from him," said Davis.

Both sides are due back in court on February 6 for a pre-trial hearing.
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