Wimunc camp speaks out

July 17, 2008 5:13:44 PM PDT
Wimunc's attorney and his father held a news conference Thursday afternoon.The body of 24-year-old Holley Wimunc was found burned and mutilated in a shallow grave in Onslow County.

Her husband, Marines Cpl. John Wymunc at Camp Lejeune, has been charged with murder.

John Wimunc's family made a brief statement; neither they nor their attorney talked about the specifics of the case or the charges.

Wimunc remains jailed under no bond. He is accused of murdering his Army wife Lt. Holley Wimunc, setting her apartment on fire and disposing of her body in Onslow County.

His parents' Florian and Lana Wimunc said the image of their son in a jail jumpsuit is not the true picture of who he really is.

"I like to say our sympathy goes out to the James family for their loss. I can't believe that in one moment, we have lost our daughter in-law and now physical contact with our son. This is the hardest thing we have ever had to go through," Florian Wimunc said. "Johnny maintains his innocence and we back him 100 per cent, with the help of GOD, he will help Johnny and us through this ordeal."

Wimunc's attorney Dee W. Bray says that the young marine was a great marine who saw heavy combat during two tours of duty.

He would not say if Wimunc suffered from or was treated for any combat post traumatic syndrome condition. He says Wimunc maintains his innocent and is looking forward to his day in court. Wimunc's next schedule court appearance is in August.


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