Micahel Dunn takes stand in own defense for shooting death of teen over loud music

Defense rests after Michael Dunn takes stand

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The defense has rested in the murder trial of Michael Dunn, but not before he took the stand in his own defense.

Dunn is on trial in the killing of Jordan Davis, 17, over a dispute in a convenience store parking lot in Jacksonville in November 2012. The dispute was over loud music,

"My ear drum was vibrating," Dunn told the jury. "It wasn't loud. It was obnoxious."

Dunn explained that when he asked Davis and his friends to turn it down, things got heated. He heard someone say, "I should kill that mother------!"

Assistant State Attorney John Guy pressed Dunn, trying to get Dunn to admit that he was the aggressor.

Dunn maintained he saw a shotgun and that he feared for his life.

"I had no choice but to defend myself," he said. "It was life or death."

But he could not explain why he never called 911 or the police until the next day even though he had a cellphone with him.

Final arguments could come Wednesday.

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