INMATE 045828 - DANN, BRIAN J


Dann and Shelly Parks had been in a relationship for two years and were living together. On Saturday, April 2, 1999, at Shelley's brother's apartment, Shelley and Dann argued about Shelley's desire to end their relationship.

In the early morning hours of April 3, 1999, Dann called 911 claiming to have discovered the victims, Andrew Parks, Shelley Parks, and Eddie Payan, shot to death in Andrew's apartment. A subsequent investigation revealed that Dann had shot the victims earlier that night.

Dann made statements before and after the murders implicating himself. Prior to the crime, Dann stated he was going to shoot Andrew in retaliation for Andrew allegedly having taken a shot at him. Immediately following the murders, Dann called a former girlfriend and told her he had just shot three people.

The evidence indicated that Dann forced his way into the apartment, where he shot and killed Andrew. He then shot Shelley in the head at close range. As Eddie attempted to flee the apartment, Dann shot him once, then shot him a second time in the head at close range.

PROCEEDINGS
Presiding Judge: Honorable Jeffrey Coker (Honorable Boyd Johnson - re-sentencing)
Prosecutor: Kenneth Peasley (Timothy Linnins & Savita Kasturi - re-sentencing)
Defense Counsel: James Logan & Susan Sherwin (Pro Per - re-sentencing)
Advisory Counsel: John Schaus & James Soslowsky
Start of Trial: September 20, 2001
Verdict: October 1, 2001
Sentencing: January 24, 2002
Re-sentencing: May 9, 2007

Aggravating Circumstances
Multiple murders

PUBLISHED OPINIONS
State v. Dann, 206 Ariz. 371, 79 P.3d 58 (2003)
State v. Dann, 205 Ariz. 557, 74 P.3d 231 (2003)
State v. Dann, 220 Ariz. 351, 207 P.3d 604 (2009)