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A collection of stories and information about those whose lives were not only cut short, but were killed on stage, in front of an audience. We honor the ones who lived to entertain us, but who never expected their deaths would occur in the spotlight.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Robin Munis: Tragic Murder Of A Singer


Robin Munis had a clear, deep, soulful voice, dark long hair, and a warm and sincere smile that showed the world her inner peacefulness. She had four beautiful children whom she loved. She also had a troubled marriage that was blowing up. Munis had just separated from her husband, David Munis, whose constant telephone calls were beginning to upset her.
She contacted police on Friday, July 13, 2007, about harassing calls from her husband. Still, the calls didn’t seem threatening, and Robin planned to keep her appointment for that evening, a gig with her band, Ty and the Twisters, of which she was the lead vocalist. They were to play at the Old Chicago restaurant in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a familiar stage for the group.
Robin Munis was on that stage, singing, in front of a large crowd when, just after midnight, a pop sounded from the parking lot of Old Chicago. A glass door shattered, smoke filled the room, and Robin fell to the stage floor. She’d been shot by a single bullet from a high-power rifle, killed sniper-style in mid-song.
A manhunt began almost immediately, for the police had only one suspect in mind: Robin’s husband. David Munis was a staff sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard, and before that, a member of the U.S. Army, where he had attended a sniper school. Helicopters from his National Guard unit were used to help police try to track down their suspect.
Three days later, David Munis was found, still alive but with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. He was airlifted to a hospital, but died within hours.

Sources:
Cameron Mathews, “Gunshot Echos Remain,” WyomingNews.com, July 17, 2007.
Becky Orr, “Manhunt Under Way, WyomingNews.com, July 15, 2007.
Cameron Mathews, “It’s Over: David Munis Dead Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound To Chest,” WyomingNews.com, July 18, 2007.

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