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Wife Of Victim Testifies In Arnold Trial

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BOZEMAN - The wife of the man allegedly shot by his former landlord testified in Gallatin County District court on Friday.

Kathy McDunn took the stand and said Diana Arnold was the person who broke into her home and shot her husband twice last spring.

In day two of the Diana Arnold trial, Kathleen McDunn, Henry's wife took the witness stand.
Arnold is accused of breaking into and shooting former tenant Henry "Dave" McDunn twice on May 30th 2012.

Before the incident, the McDunn's were involved in a civil lawsuit with Arnold, in which they were seeking their $1,200 security deposit. The McDunn's won.

"When I got to the door, the inside door was partially opened, but Dave's keys were in the door and all the mail was in a mess on the floor," said McDunn.

Mrs. McDunn was the first to arrive at the scene of the alleged shooting on May 30th.

She said she noticed something was wrong when she got to the porch.

"She was laying down and I could see his back, the back of his head, leaning kind of his shoulder leaning forward and I could see her knees, but I didn't know who it was at the time," said McDunn.

She said when they rented an apartment from Arnold back in 2008, she was very nice.

"She helped us moved in. It was kind of rainy and drizzle on that day," said McDunn.

The couple decided to move out due to the noise.

"We started thinking someone was coming into our apartment off and on when we weren't there," said McDunn. "Then in the winter, there would be noises above the bedroom."

The doctor who examined and treated McDunn and Arnold at Bozeman Deaconess hospital as well as the evidence examiner both testified on Friday.

The Prosecutors tried to show Arnold broke into the home in disguise. Witnesses testified the home was not torn a part prior to the McDunn's both leaving for work on May 30th.

"As I'm going through photographing things, I make notes in my mind of things that appear to be out of place, out of order, connected, related to what I knew at that time," said Thomas Weightman, evidence examiner. "The only significantly thing with the papers is there were matches underneath them."

The trial will resume on Monday morning. Dave McDunn is expected to testify next. Arnold has being held at the Gallatin County Detention center on a $1 million bond since her arrest.

The trial is expected to last through next week. 

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