LEE COUNTY, Fla. - There was shocking new testimony Thursday in the capital murder case against Robert Dunn. He is accused of killing his wife, Christine Dunn, in a Cape Coral daycare in 2008. One of the first officers to respond to the shooting testified that Dunn did not want to leave alive.
Cape Coral Police Officer Gerald Moll got emotional as he described his efforts to protect the children at Bobbie Noonan's Child Care on January 25th, 2008. "I saw four or five kids, bloody, crying, scared," Moll said. "I saw a female lying a pool of blood. I bent down and grabbed one of the children with my right arm and one with my left and ran out of the building."
Then, Moll went back, hoping to save the woman who'd been shot, Christine Dunn. Feeling a faint pulse, he said he began to administer CPR. "That went on for several minutes. And then I knew it was over," Moll said. "I stood up and walked out of the building."
Officer Curt Suskevich said he spotted the alleged shooter, Robert Dunn walking the halls "dazed" and asking to be shot. "Almost in like a shrug gesture, just puts his palms out to the side and then he says, just kill me," Suskevich said.
Cross-examination also revealed that Dunn allegedly turned the gun on himself. But when he pulled the trigger, the gun malfunctioned.
A Senior Crime Lab Analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrated how the alleged murder weapon was loaded, cocked and fired. It was her opinion that the bullets found on scene came from the 9 mm gun that Dunn had with him.
In addition to the emotional testimony, Robert Dunn spoke up, once again, asking to get rid of his lawyer and represent himself. After more than thirty minutes of discussion with the judge, Dunn agreed to keep his attorney David Brener.