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Echoes of Zimmerman expected in US trial

03 February 2014, 08:46

Jacksonville - A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager - in a case that raises comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of 47-year-old Michael Dunn.

Police say Dunn fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012 outside a Jacksonville convenience store after arguing over loud music that Davis and his friends were playing from their sports utility vehicle.

Dunn says he fired multiple shots into the SUV after the teens threatened him and one raised a shotgun. Dunn was arrested the next day.

Zimmerman, a Hispanic, was acquitted of second-degree murder last year in the death of Martin, a 17-year-old black teen.

- AP


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