‘Loud music’ shooter cries about puppy on stand, says he ordered pizza after killing

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 14:47 EDT
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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.

Watch the video below from CNN.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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