Estranged husband of slain Wash. woman arrested



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Bellingham, Wash., woman found fatally shot in her apartment has been arrested. Police allege Keayn T. Dunya admitted burning evidence that could have linked his girlfriend to the killing.

Booked into jail Monday evening for investigation of rendering criminal assistance, Dunya appeared in court Tuesday and was ordered held on $1 million bail. It was not known late Tuesday whether he had a lawyer.

In court, Whatcom County Prosecutor David McEachran said surveillance video appears to show Dunya outside the victim’s apartment building on the day she is believed to have died.

The Bellingham Herald says Dunya was in a relationship with Kara Jo Buchanan, who has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of Kriston Peterman-Dunya. The victim was found dead July 5 from a shotgun wound.

Lt. Rick Sucee has said a custody battle over the Dunyas’ 7-year-old son may have motivated the killing.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,