Michael Dunn won't be sentenced until after May retrial

Retrial on murder charge set for May 5

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Michael Dunn appears in court.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Michael Dunn will not be sentenced on his four convictions until after his retrial on a murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn's retrial has been set for May 5.

The judge made the decision Friday after hearing arguments Monday on a request to delay Dunn's sentencing for three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle.

Defense attorney Cory Strolla withdrew from the case this week but will be a part of the sentencing phase.

Dunn, 47, could face at least 60 years in prison on his convictions last month on charges related to firing into an SUV containing four teenagers who were playing loud music. Dunn claimed he felt his life was in danger when he fired 10 shots at the vehicle and claimed self defense. The jury deadlocked on the charge of murder in the death of Davis.

Prosecutors had said there was no provision under state law to delay the sentencing, which was originally scheduled for March 24.

Waffa Jamal Hanania, of the Florida Office of Regional Conflict, was appointed to handle Dunn's retrial.

Davis' father, Ron Davis, was at Friday's hearing.

"Me and Jordan's mother, we will sit through if we have to go through three, four, five trials," he said. "We're going to get justice for Jordan, and we're prepared to do that."

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