February 20th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

AC360 Exclusive interview with Juror Number Eight in the Michael Dunn trial: 'Everyone is making this a white or black thing, and it's not'

It's the question everyone is asking about the Michael Dunn trial: Did race play a role? Juror Number Eight is breaking her silence. She is just one of two African-Americans on the jury. She is just 21-years-old making her the youngest juror. She told Alina Machado the jury did, "what we were supposed to do."

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February 20th, 2014
10:17 PM ET

Jordan Davis' parents respond to Juror Number Eight: 'I don't think she is being genuine'

Juror Number Eight is now the second juror to say she believes Michael Dunn is guilty of murder in the killing ofJordan Davis. What does that feel like for Jordan Davis's parents? Lucia McBath and Ron Davis tell Anderson they are not giving up on winning justice for their son.

Part 2 of Anderson's interview with Jordan Davis' parents:


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February 19th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

AC360 Exclusive: Jordan Davis' aunt: Jury 'did the best they could'

Jordan Davis was close with his aunt Lori St. Pierre. They used to spend their summers together. Ms. St. Pierre weighed in on the Michael Dunn verdict saying she is confident "justice will be served and laws will be changed." Ms. St. Pierre also spoke about the nephew she lost, telling Anderson about his love of life, music and dancing.

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February 18th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

Michael Dunn: "I'm the F***ing victim here"

CNN obtained recordings of jailhouse phone calls made by Michael Dunn while he was awaiting trial. He was speaking with his fiancé, and the conversations offer a unique insight not seen in court. He describes himself as both "victor" and "victim," he also calls his fellow inmates "animals."

Benjamin Crump is the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family. He spoke with Anderson after listening to the Dunn tapes.

Anderson discussed all of this with criminal defense attorney Joseph Haynes Davis, New York Times op-ed columnist and CNN political commentator Charles Blow along with our own legal team of Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Charles Blow • Jordan Davis • Mark Geragos • Michael Dunn • Sunny Hostin
February 18th, 2014
12:03 AM ET

Race and Justice in America: The Michael Dunn trial

CNN's Don Lemon was in the anchor chair when news of the Dunn verdict broke. He says he was initially "pissed off." He explains why his feelings have now turned to sadness.
Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin says there is no way Jordan Davis would have been killed "if he were white."
Mark O'Mara is George Zimmerman's former defense attorney. He weighs in on the self defense strategy in the Michael Dunn trial.
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Filed under: Don Lemon • George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin • Jordan Davis • Mark O'Mara • Michael Dunn
February 17th, 2014
11:53 PM ET

Parallels between the killing of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis

The hung jury on the first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn is raising some of the same questions about race and justice in Florida asked after the George Zimmerman trial. Gary Tuchman took a look at the similarities and differences between the Zimmerman and Dunn trials.

In an interview with New Day's Chris Cuomo, George Zimmerman described himself a "scapegoat." John Berman spoke to Chris Cuomo about their conversation.

John Berman spoke with Benjamin Crump, who is the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family.
February 17th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Jordan Davis's family attorney: "In their eyes he isn't just an attempted murderer, he's a murderer"

The parents of Jordan Davis spent yesterday marking what would have been their son's 19th birthday. According to their lawyer John Phillips, they are waiting to hear why the jurors were unable to decide the first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn. Mr. Phillips spoke to John Berman along with Dunn's former neighbor, Chuck Hendrix, who describes him as "egotistical and arrogant."'

John Berman speaks with attorney and children's activist Areva Martin, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, along with criminal defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Mark O'Mara.
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February 17th, 2014
11:41 PM ET

The case against Michael Dunn continues

Jurors in Florida found Michael Dunn guilty of four out of the five charges against him. That alone might send Dunn to prison for the rest of his life. But a hung jury on the first-degree murder charge has prosecutors promising a new trial. Martin Savidge takes a look at the events that brought the case to this point.

Filed under: Jordan Davis • Martin Savidge • Michael Dunn
February 14th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Dunn trial deliberations head into the weekend

Deliberations are set to resume this weekend in the Michael Dunn trial. Before the jury  wrapped up today, they asked the judge a question that could give some indication where this is going. John Berman discussed all of this with Martin Savidge, former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Filed under: Jordan Davis • Mark Geragos • Martin Savidge • Michael Dunn • Sunny Hostin
February 13th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Awaiting verdict in loud music murder trial

Jurors who are deliberating the guilt or innocence of Michael Dunn failed to reach a verdict today. Dunn claims he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis during a confrontation over loud music. The deliberations are going on behind closed doors, but we know the jurors asked to review some items today. Martin Savidge and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin discuss today’s developments.


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