Tucson man indicted for manslaughter in girlfriend’s death

September 7, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six years after his girlfriend was fatally shot in the couple’s home, a Tucson man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.

A Pima County grand jury indicted 32-year-old Ronald James Corbin Jr., citing the reckless use of a firearm.

Prosecutors originally declined to charge Corbin in the death of 27-year-old Genna Ayup.

She was found shot in June 2012 and later died at a hospital.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Corbin told police he was putting a rubber grip on a loaded handgun when it fired and struck Ayup in the head.

Evidence gathered after the shooting led to Corbin being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

But county prosecutors declined to pursue the case, saying the shooting was accidental.

It was unclear Thursday if Corbin has a lawyer.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

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