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Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend 10 years later

Genna Ayup's death first called an accident
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Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 18:47:59-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Almost ten years after it happened, a man has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

This morning Ronald Corbin pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of Genna Ayup. He was changing the hand grips on his gun when it went off. The shot hit Genna Ayup in the head. She was holding their baby at the time.

Corbin and his attorney admitted to those details in court.

When the shooting happened in 2012, the Pima County Attorney’s office regarded it as an accident and did not prosecute.

Work by Genna Ayup’s family and Tucson City Councilmember Steve Kozachik convinced prosecutors to reopen the case in 2018.

Today’s guilty plea was the result of plea negotiations, with prosecutors recommending probation. Judge Scott Mc Donald said he will probably order three years probation when Corbin is sentenced March 18. That’s the most probation time he can order under sentencing guidelines for negligent homicide.

If Corbin violates his probation he could face almost four years in prison.