Georgia high court upholds 2011 murder conviction - CBS46 News

Georgia high court upholds 2011 murder conviction

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's highest court has upheld a murder conviction and life sentence for a man convicted of stabbing his estranged wife to death in a Walmart parking lot in front of their young daughters.

Phillip Chad Dunn was convicted in June 2011 in the killing of Shelley Dunn in Suwanee on Feb. 14, 2010.

A week before the killing, Dunn pleaded guilty to assault and battery on his wife after choking her. When he got out of jail on bond, he discovered that his wife and daughters had moved out.

Phillip Dunn's lawyers argued the trial court improperly admitted evidence from that incident and improperly excluded evidence of his wife's blood alcohol level at the time of her death. In their unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court justices rejected those arguments.

 

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