December 4, 2013
In January of this year, Jose Contreas plead guilty to the murder of Alvaro Yamez Nunez. On Tuesday, the Co-Defendant to the kidnapping and murder of Nunez plead guilty to murder and received the same sentence of 25 years. Deann Jane Dunham, 44, of Samson plead guilty before Circuit Judge Ken Quattlebaum. Dunham originally faced a capital murder charge, but plead to felony murder for her role in the case. The crime happened after the three people had apparently gone to a barbecue, and had been drinking alcohol much of the day. The trio later went to the victim’s home, drank some more and then the victim got a rifle and allegedly shot at Contreas. According to the victim’s statement, they worked out the disagreement at that time, but then the victim was hit over the head and placed in the trunk of the car before being shot to death with his own gun at a drainage ditch. Nunez body was found near a drainpipe just off County Road 4, or what’s referred to as Goathill Road. Investigation revealed that the duo had sold the rifle for $10 to a Florida resident. In addition to serving 25 years, the Defendant was ordered to pay a fine, court cost and $250 to the victim’s compensation fund. District Attorney Kirke Adams said he appreciated the hard work of the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department and ABI who investigated the case.