Judge Russell Healey, presiding over the murder trial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, promised the parties a decision Wednesday on releasing to the media the jail house telephone recordings of Dunn.
Oddly, this was a decision all sides had thought he’d made just this past Friday, when Healy ordered the recordings released. Yesterday, however, he suggested that perhaps he wasn’t the right judge to make that call, and it should instead be made by a civil court judge previously uninvolved in this criminal prosecution (for more of our coverage on this, see: Yet Another Discovery Twist in the “Loud Music” Murder Trial).
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