There was one significant detail in his account that I hadn’t heard before: Thomas’s body was found reclined far back in his seat, with his belt and pants undone and his zipper down.
“They will try to say I was having a gay affair with him,” Nunez predicted. You will see.”” So began the opening statement of Maryellen Albanese, the prosecutor.
Later that morning, after he failed to show up at the office, his wife, Linda, found his body in the driver’s seat of his car. officer as part of a scheme to prod her to abandon her husband.
Four years afterward, Nunez was charged with murder. When she ended the affair, Nunez threatened suicide. On the morning of Thomas’s death, Nunez met him at the gym.
Murder charges aren’t brought lightly, and troubling matters had arisen in pre-trial hearings.
Nunez had told me about sending the fake Samantha texts but hadn’t conveyed their scale: he’d sent nearly a thousand in two days.
So did his office manager, who had assured me with touching (but surely misplaced) loyalty that Dr. I hadn’t given much thought to the social protocols of the situation, but when Nunez beckoned me into the examining room I mumbled, “I’m sorry for your troubles.” He nodded gravely and said, “Thank you for your support.” That’s not quite what I meant, I thought, but before I could say anything more the hygienist was tilting me back in the chair.
Kolman, who was forty-four, often stopped at the gym on his way to work.Linda, the prosecutors claimed, had definitively broken off the affair during the dinner before the Giants game, devastating Nunez.This wasn’t true, Nunez assured me, adding that evidence at the trial would confirm that Linda had retained her ardor for him.Nunez, who was then separating from his wife, became Linda’s confidant as they waited for their boys to finish lessons at a local karate school. On Thanksgiving, Nunez attended the Kolman family’s gathering, where the two men talked about opening a business together.He also became friendly with Thomas, but in December, 2010, he and Linda began an affair. Two days later, the three took their children to an Olive Garden.