July 29, 2013
Amy Queen, Deputy District Attorney
Marion County District Attorney's Office
The following is a news release from the Marion County District Attorney's Office
Today, Shirley Teresa Nunez, pled no contest to Assault in the First Degree Constituting Domestic Violence, guilty to Burglary in the First Degree, and guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm for the December 10, 2012 incident where she menaced a woman with a firearm in the woman's home and then intentionally hit Kenneth Nunez, the defendant's husband, with a truck, causing him serious physical injury.
She stipulated to a sentence of 10 years in prison, with 36 months of post-prison supervision. She received the mandatory minimum of 90 months in the department of corrections for the Assault in the First Degree, 55 months in the department of corrections for the Burglary in the First Degree, with 30 months of that sentence to run consecutive to the Assault, and 60 months in the department of corrections for the Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm, the sentence pursuant to ORS 161.610 (firearm minimum).
On December 10, 2012, at approximately 1:10 a.m., Salem police responded to the 1800 block of Torrance Street S. where a woman reported Shirley Teresa Nunez, armed with a handgun, came to her residence in a truck. Shirley Teresa Nunez entered the woman's residence through a rear sliding glass door, pointed the handgun at her and briefly confronted her about a suspected relationship involving her and Kenneth Nunez before leaving in the truck.
Shirley Teresa Nunez then drove back to the residence where she shared with her husband and ran him over with the truck as he stood near his motorcycle in front of their residence. The victim, Kenneth Nunez, an off-duty Salem police officer, was in critical condition at Salem Hospital for weeks following the crash. The Oregon State Police investigated the incidents with the assistance of the Keizer Police Department.