Emotional first day of day care murder trial in Fort Myers
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CREATED Nov. 14, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. - An emotional day of testimony as the murder trial for Robert Dunn is now underway.
Dunn is accused of fatally shooting his wife at Bobby Noonan day care back in 2008, and now after years of delays, his case goes before a jury.
In January 2008, Robert Dunn is accused of killing his estranged wife Christine Dunn in front of small children, including their two year old daughter Allison.
One witness, pre-school teacher Mia Weiskopf, says she heard shots fired. She says her kids were frightened. They ran to her for help. “[The kids’ clothes] were soiled with blood and I wanted to make sure they were not wounded.”
But the defense argues Dunn didn't kill his wife. And that the crime has been misinterpreted.
“This is not one of clear convincing evidence. This case is about accident, struggle,” Defense Attorney Tracey Redd said.
A claim the state contends it will disprove with mounting evidence.
“With a gun in his hand he raises the gun, pulls the trigger and fires off two shots striking his wife both times.” Assistant State Attorney Marie Doerr said.
Other witness testimony described Dunn the day this happened as disheveled, unkempt and with a crazy look in his eyes. All the defense argues is subjective. The trial is expected to last three weeks with a conclusion expected around December 7th.