The fourth floor courtroom is mostly full as Chief Assistant State Attorney John Guy makes opening statements. He begins with a dramatic account of the night 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed. He stand close to the jury and quietly tells them that Dunn callously killed Davis, went home, ordered pizza and poured a drink. Defense attorney Cory Strolla counters in his opening; he tells jurors:
No matter how softly Mr. Guy wants to talk or how slowly he wants to tell you, it’s not evidence.
He emphasizes his client’s fear and suggests the teens hid a weapon, which the police could not find.