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A Florida man charged with killing a teenager after a fight about loud music testified in a Duvall County courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday that he acted in self-defense.
Michael Dunn, 47, said that he felt threatened after a verbal altercation with three teenagers who were parked next to his car and playing “thumping” music outside a convenience store near Jacksonville, Fla. in November 2012, the Associated Press reports.
Dunn said someone in the car called him a “cracker,” a derogatory term for white people, and that he thought he saw a gun barrel pointed at him from the vehicle.
According to his testimony, one of the African-American teenagers then stepped out of the car, prompting Dunn to fire several shots at the vehicle, ultimately killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Dunn, whose lawyers invoked the controversial “stand your ground” defense, was reportedly teary-eyed during the testimony.
After the defense rested its…
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