Dunn, 46, believes he acted in self-defense that night last November, when he shot eight or nine bullets into the car after the altercation escalated. He claims he shot after thinking he saw a gun in the SUV that Davis and other friends were in, but police said no weapon was found in or around the vehicle.
Dunn's attorney asked for a continuance in the case and it was unopposed by the state attorney's office. Defense attorney Cory Strolla said he has to interview about 100 witnesses to get ready for the trial. No trial date was set, but it was not expected to take place until January or early February.
Davis' parents, who have attended the pretrial hearings, say it is never easy to see Dunn's face.
"You want to some compassion, even for the person who shot your child, you want to have a little compassion for him and his family, but it's very hard to do that when he has no remorse," said Ron Davis, Jordan's father.
In the time he has spent behind bars, Dunn has written several incendiary letters to family members and friends. According to News4Jax, Dunn has written over 100 letters, which an attorney for the Davis family called “shockingly racist.”
In a letter addressed to his “baby” Dunn wrote:
The fear is that we may get a predominately black jury and therefore, unlikely to get a favorable verdict. Sad, but that’s where this country is still at. The good news is that the surrounding counties are predominately white and Republican and supporters of gun rights.” “I was thinking an easy way to die would be to ask a car load of thugs to turn their stereo down!” he wrote in another letter, referencing the friends that were in the car with Davis.
According to the Huffington Post, Dunn wrote the following statement in a letter addressed to his grandmother:
“The jail is full of blacks and they all act like thugs. This may sound a bit radical but if more people would arm themselves and kill these (expletive) idiots, when they’re threatening you, eventually they may take the hint and change their behavior.” In another letter he said:
“I’m really not prejudiced against race, but I have no use for certain cultures. This gangster-rap, ghetto talking thug ‘culture’ that certain segments of society flock to is intolerable. They espouse violence and disrespect towards women. The black community here in Jacksonville is in an uproar against me — the three other thugs that were in the car are telling stories to cover up their true “colors.” Upon discovery of these letters, Attorney John Phillips, who represents Davis’ parents, told Jacksonville.com: “I don’t stutter very often, but I’m almost speechless. I’ve never seen such racist ignorance in my life.”