Officials: Loud music trial cost taxpayers $99,158

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 25 2014 10:23:30 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 25 2014 10:24:11 AM EDT
Michael Dunn in court as retrial set

Michael Dunn appears in court.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The 12-day trial of Michael Dunn, the man accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music, cost taxpayers $99,158.26.

The city of Jacksonville released the information Monday.

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 Davis. A retrial is scheduled for May 5.

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 said 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.

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