Closing arguments held in Dunn trial Monday
Fox 4 News Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For almost five years, Robert Dunn has fought the notion that he killed his own wife, Christine. In 2008. Christine worked as a teacher at Bobbie Noonan's Child Care before her murder.
“This case is about domestic violence at its ugliest. A wife and mother shot and killed by her husband in front of their child in a daycare center," said assistant state attorney Marie Doerr.
The state argues the 48-year- old eyed this 9 mm gun from Larry's Pawn Shop.
Doerr said, “[Dunn] picks out this one and just a few days later this is the weapon that that man would use to shoot Christine Dunn.”
Witnesses testified he shot her twice - once in the neck and again in the chest.
But the defense countered that there are holes in the case. “There's no sufficient evidence to prove that he ever ever had intent to kill or ever reflected on a thought to kill,” said Dunn's attorney Tracey Redd.
Redd claims the state can't prove it was Dunn who shot his wife, arguing he may have showed up at the daycare to check on his two year old daughter.
“Perhaps he thought there was danger inside it's just as logical a theory why a father would got into a daycare and ask where is she .”
The defense explained his mood the day witnesses claim he was acting strange. “Perhaps he was concerned for his daughter because there seemed To be something going on and he was dazed glazed and stoic.”