"Sunny" HUNT killed by estranged wife.
They held Mrs. Velma HUNT, 35, his wife, for investigation. Mrs. HUNT told authorities she killed her husband with a 20-gauge shotgun when he tried to force his way into her sister's home.
Later, however, Mrs. HUNT was release when Coroner Eugene Eissman ruled the shooting was justifiable homicide.
Mrs. HUNT said she grabbed her sister's gun
from a closet and fired at close range when her husband drew a switch blade
knife and tried to enter through a back door. HUNT, shot in the head was dead
on arrival at
Police said a restraining order against HUNT, to keep him from molesting his wife, was issued Wednesday.
HUNT was reared in
Some 18 years ago, HUNT was sought by police
after a service station holdup and in an effort to elude police HUNT is said to
have tried to steal
Harry black, local deputy sheriff, recalls a later incident in which HUNT was found in a hay stack at Black's home. Reportedly HUNT had stolen a car which he wrecked south of the city and had then hidden in the stack where Mrs. Black noticed him and informed her husband. Police were summoned and HUNT was arrested and returned to prison.
HUNT is to be returned here for funeral
services and burial. He is to arrive at the Colvin and Son Funeral Home Sunday
where friends may call after 10 a.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday
with Rev. J. L. Magness officiating. Burial will be
Survivors besides his wife include two
children, Judy and Jill; and six sisters, Mrs. Hazel Shoop
and Mrs. Martha ELLIOTT, both of
Brief services will be held Saturday at At the Meeks Funeral Home at
Contributed by Janet (Elliott) Harbison Douglas,