- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A jury and four alternates have been chosen to hear the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station.

The panel seated Wednesday is made up of 11 women and five men. Jurors will not be told who the alternates are until just before they begin deliberations at the end of the trial.

Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., outside a convenience store in Jacksonville in November 2012. Dunn has claimed he felt threatened and thought Davis had a gun.

Opening statements are scheduled for noon Thursday.

In a related matter, a magistrate judge said the State Attorney’s Office was asking for reasonable fees when prosecutors said it would cost more than $6,000 to redact Dunn’s jailhouse calls before they are released to the public. An attorney for news organizations argued the fees were unreasonable.

The magistrate, John Sampson, ordered prosecutors to turn over by Friday a list of all phone calls Dunn has made from jail, estimated to be about close to 800, including the dates, times, and phone numbers he called.

Journalists then can then begin requesting individual calls, he said.

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