Jacksonville, FL - Michael Dunn will have a new attorney for the re-trial on the murder count facing him.
Judge Russell Healey today granted Cory Strolla’s request to withdraw as Dunn’s representation. In a motion submitted by Strolla, he cites “slight, but irreconcilable differences” between how he and Dunn want to move forward for the next trial. Strolla also says paying for his services has almost bankrupted Dunn’s family and they can no longer afford him.
Strolla says he has instructed Dunn on how to gain new appointment, although that will not come from the local Public Defender’s Officer because they already represent several witnesses in the murder case, so there would be a conflict of interest.
A ruling on whether to delay the sentencing for Dunn’s second degree murder convictions currently set for 3/24 is still pending.
Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of shooting/throwing a deadly missile for firing his gun in to a car with four teens inside at a Southside gas station, killing Jordan Davis. A jury could not come to a unanimous decision on the first degree murder charge for killing Davis, or any of the lesser included options.