Family fight is detailed in deadly attack on woman
LIHUE » A Kauai man locked his girlfriend in his bedroom while her mother was dying from his fatal kick to her chest, according to court documents filed yesterday.
Shane Duncan, 27, of Kapaa, currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on manslaughter, assault, unlawful imprisonment and other charges at the Kauai Community Correctional Center, allegedly kicked Marie "Annette" Mundon, 65, of Kapaa in a family dispute May 9.
Mundon, who went to the hospital with a bruised chest, died the following day after suffering two heart attacks. The coroner's report, included in court documents, said the heart attacks were brought on by the blunt force trauma to the chest.
Duncan told police he never hit Annette Mundon and that he was protecting himself as Mundon's husband, James "Bully" Mundon, started the fight.
"All I wanted to do was pick up my ... kids, my girlfriend, and go back home," Duncan told detectives.
But Duncan and Annette Mundon started having an argument, as she would not turn over Duncan's 7-month-old daughter.
Bully Mundon overheard the exchange and came out to protect his wife, he told police, after seeing Duncan hit her in the head.
In the ensuing fight, Duncan, while sitting in his truck with his two kids and his girlfriend, slammed Bully Mundon's head against the door and kicked Annette Mundon once in the chest through the open window, both Annette and Bully Mundon told detectives.
After driving away, Duncan turned on his 30-year-old girlfriend, Jaime Mundon, hitting her in the face and legs, she told police. Court documents indicated their two children were sitting between them in the cab of the truck at the time.
Once at Duncan's home, Jaime Mundon told police, she was unable to leave his room, and he would not let her go to work the next morning.
He relented, she told police, when Bully Mundon called and told them her mother had been transferred to the intensive care unit at Wilcox Hospital and might not make it.
The relationship between Jaime Mundon and Duncan has led to a number of temporary restraining orders, but, according to Duncan's statement, they had all been dropped.
In 2005, Annette Mundon tried to get a restraining order against Duncan, but it was denied.
Duncan is scheduled to return to court tomorrow for a preliminary hearing.