Death tied to domestic dispute


Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 12:34 a.m.
The shooting incident that left one man dead and another critically injured in Yankeetown early Saturday morning apparently started as a domestic dispute, authorities said.
According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, Mark Lunt, 66, was shot and killed in the common area of the Cattail Mobile Home Park off 63rd Street at about 2 a.m. Saturday. An autopsy on Monday confirmed that Lunt's death was the result of a gunshot, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Chuck Bastak.
The other man involved in the dispute was identified Monday as Martin Asa Law Sr., 57, of Alachua. Bastak said several witnesses had been interviewed, but investigators had not been able to talk to Law by late Monday because he remained sedated in an intensive-care unit where he had undergone extensive surgery for a gunshot wound. Until Law could be questioned, Bastak said his agency would not release additional details.
Some information was available in Alachua County where Law's estranged wife, Carol A. Law, had filed a petition for an injunction against domestic violence a week ago. On Monday, Carol Law filed an affidavit alleging her husband of 38 years had violated the injunction Saturday morning, resulting in the shootings.
According to Carol Law's affidavit, Martin Law, who had been living in Alachua, intentionally ran his truck into the area of her trailer where her bedroom was located, knocking the trailer off its blocks, then, "got out of his truck with a weapon and shot and killed a man that was trying to help me get away."
Karen Voyles can be reached at (352) 486-5058 or voylesk@gvillesun.com.

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