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Michael Dunn found guilty of 4 out of 5 counts, jury deadlocked on 1st degree murder charge

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

The jury has reached a verdict in the Michael Dunn Trial. They found him guilty of four of the five counts. He was found guilty of counts two, three and four, which was Attempted Second Degree murder and discharge of a firearm during the commission of the offense.

Dunn was also found guilty of count five, which was shooting or throwing missiles as charged.  The jury was deadlocked on count one, which was the First Degree murder charge.

The jury was then polled and they all said yes to the question of "Is this your true and correct verdict?"

Earlier in the day, around 4:40 p.m. Judge Russell Healey met with the jury who said that they couldn't come to a decision on the First Degree murder charge, so the judge asked the jury to go back into the room and try again to reach a verdict under the Allen Charge.

The Allen Charge derives from Allen vs. United States, which was a United States Supreme Court case that, amongst other things, approved the use of a jury instruction intended to prevent a hung jury by encouraging jurors in the minority to reconsider their votes.

The Jacksonville judge instructed/asked each juror to go back and explain to each other what they feel is their own weakness of each charge in an effort to come to a decision. 

Michael Dunn, 47, shot and killed Jordan Davis, 17, during an argument over loud music at a gas station in Jacksonville back in November of 2012. Dunn claims he shot the Marietta, Ga., teen in self-defense.

But prosecutors told jurors Dunn shot the teen because he felt disrespected by Davis during the argument. The jury has been deliberated for more than 30 hours.

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