Man pleads not guilty in loud music shooting

Noise Pollution
Posted at 9:48 AM, Dec 18, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music coming from the teen's car has pleaded not guilty.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 46-year-old Michael David Dunn entered his plea Monday. A grand jury indicted Dunn last week, but the state attorney's office says it won't be seeking the death penalty.

Dunn was initially charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 23 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Officials say Dunn parked at a Jacksonville gas station next to the vehicle where Davis was sitting with three other teens. Dunn complained about the loud music and they started arguing. Dunn told police he thought he saw a gun and fired eight or nine shots into the vehicle.

Grand jurors also added three counts of attempted murder.