Grave Accusations: A True Story of Lies, Family Secrets, and Death

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Macmillan, Feb 16, 2004 - True Crime - 320 pages
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A Wife and Mother Lie Dead
A shotgun blast blows away beautiful thirty-one-year old Monica Dunn, the mother of three young daughters, in the bedroom of her suburban home. Her husband stands only feet away from her. Was it suicide or murder?

A Husband Indicted
Police officer Paul Dunn is suspected of killing his estranged wife. Maintaining his innocence he is ostracized by his fellow officers and friends, condemned by Monica's well-connected family, loses custody of his children, and is finally indicted for murder by a grand jury.

A Dead Witness
As the trial that gained national attention ensues, Monica reaches from the beyond the grave with an avenging testament. But will her chilling words convict him or free him?

A Grave Accusation
A real-life whodunit, Grave Accusations exposes the shocking secrets of a doomed marriage and a sensational trial that would destroy lives and tear apart a town with whispers of betrayal, obsessive romance, and violent death.
 

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Grave accusations: a suspicious death, a husband's arrest, a fight for justice: a true story

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Former New Mexico policeman Paul Dunn was charged with murdering his estranged wife, Monica Dunn, in April 1994 in Farmington, NM. This account of Paul's relationship with Monica, her death, and the ... Read full review

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Great interesting story, leaving much questions to the case, and curious answers...stories of police officers being involved in a crime seems too much for the badge to wear!

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Contents

Springtime
3
Gringo
11
The Greeneyed Monster
17
All Hallows Eve
22
A Bombshell
28
Bloodstained Hands
41
A Media Frenzy
48
Rush to Judgment
51
The Childrens Nightmare Memories
175
Technical Tension
181
Science and Opinion
184
A Suspicious Mistake or Two
196
The Razors Edge
204
The Defense Begins
208
Sparring Matches
219
Another Theory or Two
228

Truth Lies and Lie Detectors
65
Jailbird
69
Purgatory
72
DRAWING SIDES AND POINTING FINGERS
79
The Grand Jury
81
Bearing Witness
93
Diagnosis Murder
104
Monicas Daughter
133
Psychic Detective
140
A Lost Missile
150
DEFENDING THE TRUTH
159
On Trial
161
The Mystery Woman
172
To Speak or Not to Speak
232
Homicide or Suicide?
238
TRIUMPH AND REPROACH
247
Lawsuits Ad Infinitum
249
Bittersweet Aftermath
254
Authors Notes
265
Monicas Letter
275
Interview with Alan Whitehead
281
A Study in Tunnel Vision
289
Interview with Grand Jury Foreman
293
Collection of Letters on the Performance of Police Officer Paul Dunn
297
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About the author (2004)

Andrea Egger is an award-winning investigative journalist who also has worked as a private investigator in New Mexico. She obtained her journalism degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and is originally from Palatine, Illinois. She lives in Gallup, New Mexico.

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