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Duval clerk of courts spends almost $28,000 on Michael Dunn trial

Posted: February 28, 2014 - 6:54pm  |  Updated: March 1, 2014 - 12:02am
Michael Dunn is moved back into the courtroom during a question from jurors during February deliberations.  Bob Mack/The Times-Union
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Michael Dunn is moved back into the courtroom during a question from jurors during February deliberations.

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The Michael Dunn trial cost the office of Duval County Clerk of Court Ronnie Fussell $27,752.

Friday the office released a breakdown of the costs associated with the trial.

Most of the money went toward the 16 jurors — the 12 people who decided the case and four alternates — who were sequestered for nine days. Acting Circuit Judge Russell Healey sequestered the jurors because of the media interest in the case and prohibited them from reading newspapers or watching television news while the trial was occurring.

Hotel rooms cost about $13,500, payments to the jurors totalled $7,300 and food was about $5,200.

Other money went toward supplies, personnel and the clerk of courts website.

The money came from funding the office gets from the state, said clerk of courts spokesman Charlie Broward.

While it was expensive for the clerk, the office was prepared and won’t need to make any cutbacks in other areas to deal with the situation, Broward said.

The money spent by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the city of Jacksonville for the trial has not yet been released. Bailliffs with the Sheriff’s Office were required to guard the jurors 24 hours a day while the trial was occurring and the city had an incident command center at the fire department to deal with anything that happened during the trial.

Dunn, 47, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and firing bullets into a vehicle, but jurors deadlocked on whether he was guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn claimed Davis had a gun and threatened to kill him, so he fired in self-defense. The other teenagers in the vehicle with Davis and witnesses in the Southside Gate gas station where the shooting occurred said Davis never had a gun, and Dunn became enraged when Davis cursed him after he asked the teenagers to turn down their music.

 

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tinman
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tinman 02/28/14 - 09:32 pm
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That doesn't seem like a

That doesn't seem like a great deal of money. Certainly less that what I would have guessed.

sl4thpi
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sl4thpi 02/28/14 - 11:56 pm
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or the millions that Thomas

or the millions that Thomas claims on every issue

ToTellTheTruth
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ToTellTheTruth 03/01/14 - 03:35 am
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Thanks a lot media. Not only

Thanks a lot media. Not only should you pay for the jail calls you requested but this tab should be on you also. Your cherry picking of certain cases to promote the sale of your trash is destroying this country. Thanks Larry Hannan.

08 FLHx
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08 FLHx 03/01/14 - 04:14 am
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"ALMOST" $28,000.00! Wow.

"ALMOST" $28,000.00! Wow. It sounds like the money mizers at the Sate Attorneys Office was definately doing their job. Thank you SAO Money Mizer! I'm happy to see some positive "news".

Gordon
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Gordon 03/01/14 - 10:06 am
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What this article ignores are

What this article ignores are the court costs, i.e., the costs for the taxpayer paid prosecution and defense lawyers, judge, expert witnesses, LEO for the court, LEO for the investigation, etc. Some of those costs are fixed (would be paid anyway regardless of whether this case was tried), but some are not.

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ThomasFL 03/01/14 - 11:14 am
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S4 - you are a master of

S4 - you are a master of deceit and manipulation never missing a chance to lie and twist information. No one except your other posting twins spend so much time posting comments to defend an antiquated and misguided record of overcharging people.

The cost of overcharging is in the millions.

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lilrio 03/01/14 - 02:15 pm
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Thank you Times Union for

Thank you Times Union for keeping the public informed on the cost and expenditures. As a taxpayer I want to know. If Angela Corey would not have overcharged and had a 6 person jury instead of 12 the cost would have been cut in half. The likelihood of convicting Dunn would have been higher and the Davis family would have received justice for the death of their son. These poor decisions by Corey will be taken into consideration by the voter come election time.

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sl4thpi 03/01/14 - 03:07 pm
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here you go Thomas,

here you go Thomas, lilwrongo, billy, wes, mike, rich, cindy, ben and everybody who's watching:

http://www.wokv.com/Player/102265411/

lilrio
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lilrio 03/01/14 - 06:21 pm
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S4 its nothing but damage

S4 its nothing but damage control. The damage has been done.

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