Dunn trial: Prosecutor Erin Wolfson closing arguments

5:08 PM, Feb 12, 2014   |    comments
Michael Dunn (First Coast News)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Working from a platform of evidence and testimony constructed over the past six days, prosecutor Erin Wolfson presented closing arguments on behalf of the state, telling jurors they need to return a guilty verdict in the case against Michael Dunn.

Wolfson hammered Dunn for "shooting into a car of unarmed teenagers" on Nov. 23, 2013, then leaving the scene without calling police. She insisted that the incident arose out of "his rage."

"This defendant was disrespected by a 17-year-old teenager," Wolfson proclaimed, dramatically pointing at Dunn, "and he lost it!"

Wolfson also pounded on the fact that Dunn's fiancé Rhonda Rouer testified that Dunn never mentioned seeing a gun or any kind of weapon in the teenagers car.

"Wouldn't that be the first thing you'd tell the love of your life when she gets back in car?" Wolfson asked jurors. "'I shot someone, but they pointed a gun at me'? ...

Wouldn't that be the bit she remembers the most?"

She also dismissed Dunn's claim that he fired in else of defense. "No gun or weapons was ever found," she told jurors. "That wasn't because of shoddy police work. It's because there wasn't one."

The state concluded its arguments at noon.


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