Morgan County Man Waives Preliminary Hearing In Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

A Morgan County man accused of kidnapping his children from Nebraska before getting into a crash that killed one of them appeared in Morgan County court yesterday. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Larry Lunnin was bound over for a circuit court arraignment hearing on May 11th before Judge Kenneth Hayden.

Prosecutors charged Lunnin with second-degree murder, second-degree involuntary manslaughter, two counts of child abduction, and driving on the wrong side of the road.

He was also ticketed for failing to have his children in a proper car seat.

Lunnin was driving a soft top jeep when he crashed on Route W south of Marvin Cutoff in Morgan County on September 3rd of 2022; Lunnin and a 7-year-old boy in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. His 3-year-old son was killed in the crash.

Lunnin told investigators that he took the boys from Nebraska between January and March, and they were traveling until he purchased his Rocky Mount property in June of 2022.