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Deliberations continue for man charged in loud music killing

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The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack / AP

Michael Dunn takes the stand in his own defense during his trial in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The father of a teen fatally shot by a Florida man after an argument over loud music says he believes jurors are working hard as they enter their third day of deliberations.

The 12 jurors resume deliberating Friday in 47-year-old Michael Dunn's trial.

Dunn is charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012.

Dunn claims he shot the Marietta, Ga., teen in self-defense. But prosecutors told jurors Dunn shot the teen because he felt disrespected by Davis during an argument over loud music.

The sequestered jurors went home Thursday evening without reaching a verdict after deliberating for almost 12 hours over two days.

Davis' father, Ronald Davis, says he believe jurors are being thorough, adding, "that's a good thing."

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