RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- A judge in Russellville has lifted a gag order against talking about the Gary Dunn murder trial.
Attorneys in the Gary Dunn case, the second man accused of murdering Arkansas Tech student Nona Dirksmeyer, are speaking out.
"We would like to thank the Pope County Sheriff's Office, State Police and the Dover Marshall's office for their assistance in all of this," said state prosecutor, Jack McQuary as he left the Pope County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
"This case is still being investigated so we will curtail our comments on that," said McQuary.
"No change for Mr. Dunn because he was released six months ago. It just means people can talk about it and not get in trouble," said his defense attorney Jeff Rosenzweig.
He says Dunn is living out of state, holding down a job and moving on with his life.
"He spent 2 and a half years in jail and obviously there is a significant adjustment from that," said Rosenzweig.
Dunn stood trial twice in the 2005 death of Nona Dirksmeyer, but neither jury could determine his guilt or innocence, leaving both trials with hung juries.
Initially, prosecutors insisted they would try Dunn a third time, but on April 5th dropped all charges, making Dunn a free man.
"You could say this a case where the system worked because unless a jury is unanimously convinced of a person's guilt, then that person goes free. That is the way it should be and that is the way it was in this case," said Rosenzweig.
Dunn's attorneys say they are keeping in touch with him, but are hoping they have seen their last day in court together.
"He was very relieved six months ago and we will make sure he hears about this and I'm sure he will be pleased," said Rosenzweig.