Creal Springs man sentenced in man's death - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Creal Springs man sentenced in man's death

Posted: Updated:
Danny L. Dunn (Source: Williamson Co. SO) Danny L. Dunn (Source: Williamson Co. SO)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:13:27 GMT
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
  • McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:19 GMT
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
  • Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:06:24 GMT
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -  A Creal Springs man convicted of involuntary manslaughter learned his fate Friday.

38-year old Danny Dunn was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the death of 22-year-old Trevor Martin.

Police say Dunn punched martin last June, causing martin to fall and hit his head on concrete.

He died days later.

It was emotional in court Friday.

Both families of Danny Dunn and the victim, 22-year-old Trevor Martin sat on opposites sides of the courtroom.

The second the sentence was read --- family members of both men immediately began to cry

The judge made his decision less than an hour after hearing statements from Dunn's wife and martin's mother.

Randy Dunn also gave a statement before the judge's decision was made saying quote "to the martin family, I offer my deepest apologies. Trevor was my friend."

The judge sentenced martin to four years behind bars in the department of corrections -- saying he hopes people will learn from this case and a similar tragedy might be avoided.

Angie Martin, Trevor's mother says today's outcome won't bring her son back but she's happy that justice was served here today.

“He was a caring loving, he loved family functions. Goofy, he loved to joke around teases his nieces and nephews. He was talking about having kids of his own. We are going to miss out on all of that,” says Angie Martin.

Dunn was denied a new trial.

He has already served 149 days of his 4-year sentence.

Dunn was ordered to pay the expenses for Trevor’s funeral.

Angie Martin told me that Trevor was also an organ donor and that he helped save a number of people including new born babies.


 

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.