"We have to get a new mommy": police report in Ayup case reveals heartbreak and chaos
Reporter: Marcelino Benito
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A week after prosecutors dropped charges in the death of Genna Ayup, 9OYS has obtained a slew of police reports and the 911 call from the night Ronald Corbin Jr. shot and killed his girlfriend.
It's hard to make out Corbin's words in the call, but what is clear is the sense of hysteria and frantic in his voice, as Ayup bleeds to death before his eyes. 9OYS reporter Marcelino Benito asked Genna's mother Toni Solheid what she thinks when she hears Corbin's voice on the call. She replied, "It's terrible. The screaming and all the yelling."
Police say Corbin's demeanor was an "appropriate reaction to an accident." Police found Corbin covered in blood yelling "please save her" and "I can't live without her." Corbin was placed in a patrol car where he kept hitting his head against the vehicle saying "I'm so sorry" over and over again. Solheid doesn't buy it.
"When you see the results of your actions, of course you'll react like that whether it's an accident or not," she said. "How could you get away with it if you didn't."
Police reports reveal Corbin wasn't alone the night of the shooting. His 3-year-old son witnessed it all. He saw his father covered in blood. He tells police "Daddy hit mommy." He adds "Daddy's a bad boy and "Daddy shoot mommy then we have to get a new mommy."
Inside the documents, 9OYS also learned Corbin had been drinking in the hours leading up the shooting. He then arrived home and decided to change the grip on his Glock 27 handgun. That's when he says it accidentally went off shooting Ayup in the face.
Neighbors told police they heard arguing too. Despite all this, prosecutors maintain there's not enough evidence to suggest this was anything other than an accident. But for a mother wanting justice for her daughter, that's not good enough.
"I think it [police reports] fuels more questions," she said. "There needs to be more investigation on a higher level. We're not going to give up."
Friends and family have started a petition drive called "Justice for Genna." They have gathered more than 3,000 signatures and counting. They continue to push for the County Attorney's office to reconsider pressing charges.