Friday, March 14, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.
A Duval County judge made that decision Friday and also scheduled Michael Dunn's new trial for May 5.
Dunn had been scheduled this month to be sentenced for attempted murder and firing into a vehicle, but his attorney was concerned that statements Dunn makes at a sentencing hearing could be used against him in his second trial.
Jurors deadlocked last month on the murder charge against Dunn in the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Prosecutors said they would retry him.
Dunn could face a maximum of 60 years in prison for the charges on which he already has been convicted.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com