Michael Dunn Murder Trial Verdict Watch MSNBC Politics Nation Attorney Ken Padowitz Fort Lauderdale Uplink Studio Liveshot

Florida Sun Studios welcomed Fort Lauderdale based criminal defense attorney, Ken Padowitz of Padowitz Legal, to our studio set.  Ken was live from our remote liveshot studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale on MSNBC’s Politics Nation Show hosted by the Reverend Al Sharpton.  The case has gone to the jury and there is a “verdict watch” now.  The case centers on Michael Dunne, who is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 17 year old Jordan Davis.  The shooting followed a dispute over loud music.  Dunn told police he asked Davis and three other teens who were in the teen’s car parked next to him, to turn down their music.  The defendant claims he was threatened and saw a gun in their vehicle.  Claiming he feared for his own safety, Dunn grabbed his firearm and shot several times at the vehicle, killing Dunn.  If convicted, Dunn could face life in prison.


Hoffman Death CNN Legal Analysis Alan Dershowitz Fort Lauderdale Liveshot

Our remote liveshot studio in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale welcomed famed attorney Alan Dershowitz to our studio set. Mr. Dershowitz was live on CNN’s Newsroom Legal View segment along with CNN Legal AnalyistMark O’mara, the attorney who represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Both attorneys spoke with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, giving their analysis on the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman, an Oscar winning actor was found inside his New York apartment from an apparent drug overdose, according to law enforcement officials. Police say Hoffman was found on his bathroom floor and pronounced dead upon their arrival. It is suspected that Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, as investigators found two bags of what was suspected to contain heroin. Also found was a needle in Hoffman’s left arm along with empty glassine-type bags that are known to contain heroin.