Officials: Loud music trial cost taxpayers $99,158
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Judge Russell Healey presides over a hearing for Michael Dunn at the Duval County Courthouse, Monday, March 10, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. Last month Dunn was convicted of the attempted murders of three teens and faces at least 60 years in prison, but the jury deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of the first degree murder of Jordan Davis. The attorneys for Dunn will ask the judge to delay his sentencing on those convictions until he can be retried on charges involving the death of Davis. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey, Pool)
Judge Russell Healey presides over a hearing for Michael Dunn at the Duval County Courthouse, Monday, March 10, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. Last month Dunn was convicted of the attempted murders of three teens and faces at least 60 years in prison, but the jury deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of the first degree murder of Jordan Davis. The attorneys for Dunn will ask the judge to delay his sentencing on those convictions until he can be retried on charges involving the death of Davis. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey, Pool)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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, Ga. A retrial is scheduled for May 5.

The Florida Times-Union 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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