Attorney Ian Friedman has recently taken on the case of a 26-year-old Massillon
woman accused of shooting and killing her husband of eight months after
a confrontation on New Year's Eve.
At 11:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve, law enforcement responded to a 911
call from Colleen McKernan reporting that her husband had been shot. When
first responders arrived at the scene, the wife was performing chest compressions
on the man, who appeared to have gunshots across his face and torso, in
order to revive him.
The dispatcher who handled the call said that the women claimed to have
shot the man after he struck her during a confrontation. According to
the 911 dispatcher, McKernan stated that her husband had put his hands
on her for the last time.
As a result of the incident, McKernan was charged with killing her husband
and her bond was set at $100,000. She has been ordered to wear an electronic-monitor
and stay on house arrest, except for when she attends her weekly meeting
with Attorney Friedman.
Attorney Friedman spoke to
IndeOnline about his client's case and asked that people reserve judgment until
all of the facts have been brought to light in court. Attorney Friedman
said that this case is a tragedy for all involved, and offered his condolences
to the family of the victim. He told the news outlet he was confident
that McKernan would be exonerated of the charges.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime in Ohio,
contact Ian N. Friedman to learn how his team can protect your rights and aggressively fight your charges.