The Florida man on trial for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis over an argument about loud music cried in court on Tuesday when he talked about his puppy.
During the first day of testimony, Michael Dunn told defense attorney Cory Strolla that he had chosen a hotel in Jacksonville for his son’s wedding that was pet friendly because he had a 7-month-old puppy at the time.
“We brought crates, food, things like that specifically for him,” Dunn explained, adding that all of his children were grown but the dog, Charlie, was like a child to him.
When Stolla asked the dog’s name, Dunn’s tears briefly interrupted his testimony as he wiped his face.
“His name is Charlie,” Dunn replied, choking up.
He later testified that he returned to his hotel room to care for the puppy instead of calling the police after killing Davis. He also ordered a pizza and said he had an alcoholic drink to calm down.
Dunn contacted the police the next day.
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