- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing his estranged wife in a case that prompted a national campaign.

A jury on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Brad Dunn in the 2013 death of Kari Dunn. He was accused of dragging her into a bathroom and fatally stabbing her after she took their three children to visit him at a hotel in Marshall.

Her daughter tried to call 911 but was unsuccessful, not realizing she had to dial ‘9’ to get an outside line.

Kari Dunn’s family launched a campaign to make all hotels allow guests to dial 911 without having to first press another number.

Brad Dunn had pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday. He also was assessed a $10,000 fine.

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