As the trial continues, the wife and daughter of Michael Lunn say they have no animosity or anger towards the man accused of gunning him down.
“So yep, hearing about it today was rough but you know it’s a temporary thing. I’m sure we’re going to get through this,” said Marlene Lunn outside the Nanaimo courthouse.
For Marlene and Marcy Lunn, it’s been a nightmare lasting over two years and since the morning of April 30th 2014.
That is when their husband and father Michael Lunn was gunned down as he arrived to work at the Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo.
Thursday, the court heard from police officers like Constable David Buchanan one of the first RCMP officers on the scene who saw Lunn lying on the ground outside his vehicle before being directed into a nearby office by a Commissionaire where another officer was already on top of the suspect Kevin Addison making the arrest.
For the Lunns who were in court, it was more details and more graphic images they can not escape.
“And you’re reliving that day and that’s the tough part,” added Marlene Lunn.
Kevin Addison is accused of killing Lunn as well as Fred McEachern with a shotgun and attempting to kill Earl Kelly and Tony Sudar.
Several months after the shooting and by the end of 2014 the sawmill was closed as operations were moved to Duke Point.
But in the two years and four months since the shooting the Lunns have returned to the site to remember their husband, father and brother.
“You know, I laid where my dad laid right? Where his blood was I laid down on that spot and so that’s something that I relive,” Marcy Lunn told CHEK News outside the courthouse.
And while the Lunn’s are looking for justice at the end of the trial they also harbour no anger towards the accused killer.
“You know I don’t have any animosity towards Kevin, I really don’t. He’s got to live with this the rest of his life. He’s destroyed his family as well as a lot of our family and you know, I have no animosity. It won’t change anything and you know I hope he gets the justice that he deserves. Never gets out of jail. But we don’t have any anger against him,” said Marlene and Marcy together.
The trial is expected to last about 5 weeks and the Lunn’s will be in the courtroom every day.