A man shot his girlfriend to death in front of their son while drunkenly handling a gun. The case was treated as an accident for years until he was charged with manslaughter.
Despite the shooter being sentenced for the crime, the victim’s family still thinks the case lacks justice.
In June 2012, Ronald Corbin shot and killed his girlfriend Genna Ayup in front of their son at their Arizona home, according to KOLD. Corbin admitted he shot the woman but said it happened when he was changing grips on the gun.
He also admitted to drinking several beers before the shooting, according to KOLD.
Corbin was initially arrested soon after the incident and charged with manslaughter but was not indicted by a grand jury. Corbin remained free for years until 2018 when investigators took a new look at the case. Corbin was then indicted on the manslaughter charge.
Recently, Corbin pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of negligent homicide, according to KGUN. Then this month, he was sentenced. But the plea deal called for him to be sentenced to three years probation.
If Corbin violates the probation, he faces one to almost four years in prison.
The decision didn’t sit well with the Ayup family, according to KGUN.
“I wanted to see jail time, unfortunately,” her father, Earl Solheid, told the TV station.
Corbin also spoke during his sentencing and apologized for his actions. His attorney asked for probation so that he could care for their child, who is now a teenager.
“I never, ever wanted anything like this to ever happen,” Corbin said, according to KGUN. “I wish I could trade places with her but I can’t. I just try to do my best to take care of my son. And I live my life as if she’s staring down at me, watching me, judging me, guiding me and I just want to make her proud.”