We represent the family of Jordan Davis and these letters were made public as evidence in the criminal case. These letters were written by Michael Dunn in jail and show a different side than you heard from him and his lawyers. There are only 25 here, but wrote many more. You can also review more evidence like the photos here.
(CLICK ANY LINK TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF EACH LETTER):
Dunn reference a few criminal defense lawyers he spoke with and how one mentioned to him that he never mentioned a gun to Rhonda. He tried to explain his story and excuse his lack of mentioning of a weapon, saying, “I cannot recall if I ever conveyed the details of my decision making to you. It was probably as simple as ‘he threatened to kill me’ and we left it at that.” He then tried to convince her of his side of things (blacked out).
In this letter, he essentially blames his ex-wife for not studying English harder, tries to give fatherly advice while admitting to being a pretty bad one. Related to the case (on page 6), he talks about suing the State of Florida and using the money to buy a house.
Dunn recounts a new version of the facts where he now as added a threat, “this shit is going down now” to be circulated to his family and asks his brother to include that. He talks about a civil suit against the State and others, although he was finally talked out of suing Jordan’s family. He calls the civil suit we filed bogus.
He makes a joke to his grandmother about women being interested in his fiance, and then told his grandmother he “could fall into a pile of shit and step out smelling like a rose.” About the case, he discusses the “misinformation and outright lies being reported by the media.” Despite saying he doesn’t use the word ‘thug,’ on page 6 he uses it to his own grandmother and specifically calls the surviving boys, ‘thugs.’
He told his grandmother that the boys were liars and blames the media for favoring white on black crimes.
He tells his grandmother the appellate court made a “chicken shit” decision, calls the judge “not very bright,” and says he is either a victim of reverse discrimination or a “political prisoner.” He thinks the “blacks seem to be calling the shots” and “the whites who live in Jacksonville know how the blacks behave” here. Despite claiming he doesn’t use the word ‘thug,’ he calls Ron Davis the “daddy of the thug.” He also talks about the Bible and then brings up the “3 thugs in the SUV” and calls it a “rotten culture.” He wants white jurors as he’d “rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.”
Dunn doubts he would have even been arrested in any other County, discusses his plans to “sue the pants” off of the State once trial is over. He said his family engaged in a letter writing campaign to Congress and Governor Scott over the local corruption surrounding his arrest ad detainment.
He describes his location as “thugville.” Reverse discrimination is rampant here and he’s “never been exposed to thugs like they have here. The jail is chock-full of blacks and they all appear to be thugs.” He descried the incident and said, “I’ve never had to deal with people like this- ever.” He ends it saying he is “plotting (his) own revenge against the system for all the civil rights violations.”
This one is difficult to read and he and his fiance have some “code language” they have worked out. Dunn basically refers to himself as an “authority figure” to Jordan. He said the “blacks” are “racist” in Jacksonville and “the more I am exposed to these people, the more prejudiced against them I become.” He calls blacks in the south the “scourge of this country” and then puts a smiley face.
They are still communicating in his “code language.” He then tries to enforce a version of what happened upon her (which is blacked out).
When Dunn got a new allegedly suicidal neighbor in jail, he jokes about giving him advice on how to end it, “an easy way to die would be to ask a care load of thugs to turn their stereo down.”
He refers to one Judge as “Judge BIAS” and Angela Corey knows she “has no chance of conviction.”
The press is made up of a bunch of “liberal bastards.” He said, “You’d think Jacksonville was 90-95% back judging by the make up of the folks in jail here.” He also mocked the Rolling Stone article about Jordan.
His mother and father retained Cory Strolla, his defense lawyer for him, and Dunn liked to complain about him. He wanted his family to give Cory “direction.” He wanted a Stand Your Ground hearing and a ton of experts, including an expert on the “thug sub-culture.” He also wanted a “more active roll in the press,” including mentioning how unreliable the “3 thugs in SUV” are. He wanted to entice the mayor’s office to worry about Jacksonville’s PR.
He was still discussing whether Cory or the process was to blame and decided it was the process.
He wants this person to make comments on social media on his behalf. He comments on my (the Davis attorney) assertion that there were no weapons and wishes his lawyer would counter these assertions.
He is still referring to his “demands” to his lawyer Cory Strolla and Cory apparently was determined to withdraw if Dunn continued to force him into a premature trial date and again refers to “Davis’ history with authority figures,” as if he was one.
He made a misogynistic joke about now having a judge “with balls” and compares his case to Zimmerman’s. The State attorney has “no hope” of a guilty verdict. He makes an off color “sex change” joke and then talks about Charlie (his dog). He compares himself to “My Cousin Vinnie” and how he has a foolproof case. He discusses how he wants to find a “slimy civil law lawyer” and sue the county for reverse discrimination.
Dunn addresses Rhonda’s testimony and coaches her a little and also encourages her to take a Valium if she gets nervous. He said she probably will get “offers from Hollywood” from testifying. He lays it on pretty thick and sings George Michael’s ‘Faith’ over and over.
It’s blacked out, but he again tries to enforce his version of the facts to her.
Dunn elaborates in great detail, revealing much of what has been already discussed, saying “thugs,” threatening to sue the County and rants about Angela Corey. He talks about blacks and says, “if more people would arm themselves and kill these fucking idiots when they’re threatening you, eventually they may take the hint and change their behavior.” Further, he says, “eventually, we as a society will wake up and realize that we need to arm ourselves, as the government welfare programs have produced a culture of entitlement for a certain segment of our society.” And, “remember when your mom was robbed? At gunpoint? Black thug.” He also asked his daughter to ask her mom to contact him as a neighbor had told someone Dunn choked her.
Read Dunn’s Jail Letters Here (you are here)
Watch what Michael Dunn’s neighbor had to say about him (very negative)
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