Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Accused killer's wife: I slept around
The defense says Dawn Bruner's infidelity is what led to her husband losing control and shooting Missouri Southern State University offensive line coach Derek Moore to death at the Northstar 14 Theater November 1, 2013.
From the KODE report:
After the prosecution rested, the defense called Bruner's estranged wife, Michelle, to the stand. They made it a point to focus on her infidelity in the couple's marriage. After this, they timelined the events of the night leading up to the shooting.
The defense then displayed a Facebook photo of Michelle and the victim, Derek Moore, taken that night outside the theatre. It was at that point that Michelle became emotional and began to cry. Bruner also became very emotional when the picture was shown, breaking down into tears.
Later on in the day, the defense called Jeffrey Bruner to take the stand. When they asked him about the same photo he said quote "I couldn't understand it, I couldn't understand where it came from. I was hurt, I was angry." The prosecution cross-examined Bruner about his involvement in the shooting. Bruner then said quote, "It felt unreal, like a dream sequence."