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Prosecutors: Teen’s Slaying Was Premeditated

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26-year-old Kaelyn Marie Partenza started the fire after a fight with her ex-boyfriend, say police. (Getty Images)

26-year-old Kaelyn Marie Partenza started the fire after a fight with her ex-boyfriend, say police. (Getty Images)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A state forensic analyst says a Florida man charged with killing a teen over loud music would have had to remove his gun from a holster and then load it just before the shooting.

Maria Pagan works for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Her testimony Monday bolstered the contention from prosecutors that Michael Dunn acted with premeditation when he fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga., outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012.

Dunn is charged with first-degree murder. He is pleading not guilty, claiming he acted in self-defense.

Pagan says Dunn would have had to put more than six pounds of pressure on the trigger to fire the gun.

Under questioning from prosecutor Angela Corey, Pagan said it would take a conscious effort to fire the gun like that.

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