East Texas man indicted in estranged wife’s death

This 2009 photo provided by the Hunt family shows Kari Hunt Dunn. Hunt’s 9-year-old daughter tried to call 911 from the hotel room where she could hear her mother dying but didn’t know to dial 9 first. Hunt's slaying in December, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, inspired her father, Hank Hunt, to launch a national push to require hotels and other businesses to do away with dialing 9 or anything else before calling 911. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Hunt family)
This 2009 photo provided by the Hunt family shows Kari Hunt Dunn. Hunt’s 9-year-old daughter tried to call 911 from the hotel room where she could hear her mother dying but didn’t know to dial 9 first. Hunt's slaying in December, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, inspired her father, Hank Hunt, to launch a national push to require hotels and other businesses to do away with dialing 9 or anything else before calling 911. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Hunt family)

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an East Texas man for allegedly killing his estranged wife in a case that has prompted a national campaign.

Brad Allen Dunn is charged with murder in the December stabbing death of Kari Dunn at a Marshall hotel. The 35-year-old was indicted Wednesday and is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $5 million bond.

Kari Dunn had taken her three children to visit Brad Dunn at the hotel when he allegedly dragged her into a bathroom and stabbed her. Her young daughter tried to call 911 but was unsuccessful, not realizing she had to first press 9.

Kari Dunn’s family has launched a campaign to allow hotel guests to dial 911 without having to press another number for an outside line.

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