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Taxpayers won't pay for Michael Dunn's defense

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Updated: 1/04 12:23 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man accused of killing Jordan Davis in what police are calling a murder over loud music will have to pay for his own defense.

A judge Tuesday denied a second motion by Michael Dunn's attorneys to have him declared indigent.

It would've allowed him to accept public funds for his legal expenses.

Police say Dunn killed Jordan Davis on Black Friday last November.

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Investigators say Dunn asked a car full of teens to turn down their music at a gas station on the Southside. An argument followed, then gunfire.

Police say Dunn fired eight to nine shots into the car, killing Jordan, a 17-year-old student from Wolfson High School.

Dunn was in town for his son's wedding.  He told police after the shooting he went back to his hotel with his girlfriend and ordered pizza.

Police arrested Dunn at his home in Brevard County the next day. He told investigators he felt threatened by the teens.

He claimed the teens flashed a shotgun, but police didn't find a weapon at the scene.

Dunn is set to go on trial in September.

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