Copyright 2007 by William A. Mays, Proprietor
David Munis, a mentally cracked Army National Guard sharpshooter, terrorized the denizens of the Old Chicago restaurant at 1734 Meadowland Drive in Cheyenne WY July 14 when, as his wife Robin sang skillfully onstage with country band Ty and the Twisters, the maniac husband fired a single rifle shot from the parking lot, which shattered the glass of a restaurant door before entering her head. The sights and sounds of the crashing glass, the bullet striking and passing through the head of the 40-year-old mother before thudding into a wooden door frame, sent the patrons into a panic. They had come for the ambiance and good times, but had ended up instead witnessing a vile, cold-blooded murder.
The coward sniper then got into his Dodge Ram pickup truck and fled into the night. As he headed toward Laramie WY, surely knowing that the top speed of his 1999 Ram could not possibly outpace the swiftness of justice, police searched the Munis home at 7610 Rucker Road in suburban Cheyenne, just outside the Warren Air Force Base. There they discovered five pages of notes written in Munis' handwriting that described his feelings for his recently estranged wife in such detail it left no doubt in investigators' minds as to what he had planned to do. Robin Munis had moved out of the home, not able to take any longer the spiral of failure from which her husband had refused to extricate himself. Yet he had continued to harass her. Only hours before the shooting, she had called police and they had warned him to leave her alone. The efforts by Cheyenne's finest were unfortunately in vain, for with a mind bent on egomaniacal destruction, the die had already been cast.
When Munis reached Rodgers Canyon, northeast of Laramie, he'd also reached the end of his self-fulfilling prophecy. He took one of his guns, placed it to his chest and pulled the trigger. When police caught up with him he was still breathing, so with greater compassion than Munis had shown his wife, they sent him by helicopter to the hospital where all efforts were made to save his life. It was no use; he died later that day, another life whose final definition became one of ignominy.
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