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Jacksonville officials: Loud music trial cost taxpayers $99,158

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The 12-day trial of a man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music cost taxpayers $99,158.26.

The city of Jacksonville released the information Monday.

Michael Dunn was convicted on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and of shooting into a vehicle. Jurors deadlocked on the murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia A retrial is scheduled for May 5.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1hknjtR ) reports it cost $26,000 to house, feed and pay 16 jurors. In addition, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spent about $64,000 in personnel overtime.

Sheriff's Office Chief Michelle Cook says she talked to agencies that handled the George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony trials before the trial began. The Zimmerman trial cost about $902,000, including $320,000 in sheriff's office costs.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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