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Posted: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:35PM

Juror in Loud Music Trial Believes Dunn Guilty of Murder



iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- One of the jurors in the trial of Michael Dunn, accused of fatally shooting a teenager over an argument about loud music, told ABC News that she was "sorry."

Over the weekend, the jury found Dunn guilty on four of five charges, including attempted murder, but were unable to come to a verdict on the fifth charge, first-degree murder. Juror number four told ABC News that she hopes the family of 17-year-old Jordan Davis "feel that we didn't do them a disservice."

Prosecutors alleged that Dunn fatally shot Davis after he asked the teen and his friends to turn down their music.

Dunn testified that he feared for his life and thought Davis was going to kill him, prompting Dunn to pull out his gun and fire nine times at the car that the teenagers were sitting in.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson told jurors that Dunn "fired round after round after round" at Davis and his friends as they sat in their car. She said Davis was inside the SUV when he was killed. Dunn claims the teen had gotten out of the vehicle.

When asked whether she felt Dunn got away with murder, she said yes, "At this point, I do...myself, personally, yes."

The juror said that while the case involved a white man shooting a black boy, the jurors never treated the case as a racial one. "Sitting in that room, it was never presented that way. We looked at it as a bad situation where teenagers were together and words were spoken and lines were crossed," she said.

Juror number four said that she believed Dunn was guilty of murder, pointing to the fact that Dunn continued to fire at the vehicle that Davis was in as it drove away.

When asked about reports of yelling coming from the jury's deliberation room, the juror admitted that a number of the jurors were at one point "all trying to get our point across," and that profane words were uttered.

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