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.