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Sisters of Tucson woman shot speak out about no charges

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There are disturbing new details about the shooting death of a Tucson woman. Genna Ayup was shot and killed at her home near 22nd Street and Camino Seco about one month ago. Her live-in boyfriend, Ronald Corbin Jr., was charged with manslaughter for the crime. But, those charges have been dropped.

Tonight, Ayup's sisters are speaking out for the first time, demanding justice in this case.

The family is outraged, disappointed and very frustrated. Tonight they say even though the charges are dismissed, they are not done fighting for their sister.

They are pleading with the County Attorney's office to take a second look at this case.

Tucson News Now has obtained the hysterical 911 call for help from Ronald Corbin Jr., minutes after he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend Genna.

Police reports state Corbin had consumed 3-4 beers and was cleaning the grip of his gun when it accidentally discharged.

Police reports state Corbin was screaming and banging his head inside the patrol car when he was detained.

The death of their sister has been just as devastating for Sarah and Ericka Ayup. Tonight they say when prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against Corbin, they felt their sister had been killed all over again.

"I feel like she gets victimized over and over again…This isn't just a number.. a case.  This is someone's sister, somebody's daughter, somebody's mother who's never coming back," Ericka said.

"It was shocking.  It made me feel like my sister died all over again…Made me feel outraged and confused," Sarah said.

Friends have started a petition drive called "Justice for Genna." They have gathered more than 3,000 signatures and they plead with the County Attorney's office to reconsider this case.

"I want justice for my sister. I want him to be held accountable for his actions.  I want them to dig deeper, open up the case again," Sarah said.  

Police reports state both Corbin and his 2 and a half-year-old child were covered in blood when they arrived. The child made statements to police saying "Daddy put a hole in Mommy's head," and "Daddy is a bad man." Corbin also made statements crying "please don't die," and he pleaded with officers at the scene to save Genna's life.

"I don't understand how the prosecutor's office thinks they're going to send a message to Tucson. They're sending the message that it's okay to go drink and handle a gun.  Go home and accidentally shoot someone.  It's not like someone spilled milk, someone lost their life. They should be held accountable. It's ridiculous," Ericka said.

Autopsy reports state Genna was shot once in the face. Tucson News Now reached out to the county attorney but have not received a call back. 

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