Gary Dunn Murder Trial: Dunn's wife says she saw Gary leaving Nona Dirksmeyer's apartment

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    Jennifer Dunn told jurors Tuesday that she confronted Gary Dunn after he left the Russellville apartment where Dirksmeyer lived. She says Dirksmeyer and another woman who was in the apartment told her that "he wasn't doing anything."

    Authorities say Gary Dunn told police that he didn't know Dirksmeyer.

    Jennifer Dunn also testified that her husband sexually abused her. They are now separated. But defense attorneys pointed out that there was no evidence Dirksmeyer had been sexually assaulted.

    The 19-year-old Dirksmeyer was found beaten to death on Dec. 15, 2005. If convicted of capital murder, Dunn faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

    Monday, a state police investigator testified that whoever killed Dirksmeyer was holding the weapon in their right hand, and he implied that Dunn was left handed.

    Friday, a DNA examiner with the state Crime Laboratory testified that tests conducted on more than a dozen items after Nona Dirksmeyer's murder yielded no matches to the two suspects in the case.

    Thursday, Kevin Jones' mother Janice took the stand, as well as Nona's mother and stepfather Carol and Duane Dipert and a scientist from the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

    They all testified about what they remember from the day Nona died in 2005, and the scientist testified about collecting evidence from Nona's cell phone.

    Kevin Jones took the stand Wednesday, describing how he found Nona in her apartment, and apologized for contaminating the crime scene by straddling her and performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

    In 2008, Today's THV talked with Kevin Jones and his mother Janice. Check out the story as well as the extended interviews with both.

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