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Music death suspect compared self to rape victim

‘‘I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back,’’ Michael Dunn was recorded telling his fiancee at the jail.
‘‘I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back,’’ Michael Dunn was recorded telling his fiancee at the jail.Reuters file

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.

In a series of taped phone calls and jailhouse visits released Tuesday by prosecutors, Michael Dunn also expressed surprise at the media attention his November 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store had drawn and expressed confidence that he would be exonerated once a jury heard all the facts.

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