Juror No. 8: Race never an issue in Michael Dunn trial
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The second of the 12 jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted second-degree murder has come forward.
In an exclusive interview with news partner CNN, juror No. 8 says race was never a factor in the verdict.
Creshuna Miles, 21, is one of the two African-American women on the 12-member jury that deliberated for four days and remained deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Miles said she was only concerned about one thing during the trial -- justice.
"I never once thought about, 'Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy,' because that wasn't the case," Miles said.
"So, the people who say, 'Here's another white guy who got away with shooting and killing a black kid,' what would you tell them?" CNN's Alina Machado said.
"I would tell them that they really should knowledge theyself on the law," Miles said.
"If this case wasn't about race, then what was it about for you?" Machado asked.
"It was about justice," Miles said. "When I walked into it, I just wanted to bring justice to whoever it was. If it was Michael Dunn, I wanted to bring justice to him. If it was Leland (Brunson), Tevin (Thompson), Tommy (Stornes) or Jordan, I wanted to bring justice to them."
Dunn claims he shot Davis in self-defense. He faces 60 years or more in prison when he's sentenced next month.
On Wednesday, juror No. 4, known as Valerie, told ABC's "Nightline" that Dunn should have been convicted of first-degree murder. On that charge, Valerie said the jury was split over the issue of self-defense.
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