Masury mother sentenced in fatal shooting
MASURY, Ohio - A Masury mother of two is sentenced for fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy.
Karen Adams will spend six years in prison. Robert Flynn's family and friends all wore t-shirts to the sentencing honoring the 15-year-old boy who lost his life almost two years ago to the day.
Flynn's aunt April Flynn says, "Robert was amazing. He was just so loveable. He was just a great kid."
A great kid who his family admits made a fatal mistake. In the middle of the night on August 10th, 2009, Robert went with two other teens to the Masury home of Karen Adams and Paul Sundy. One of the boys wanted to confront Sundy about his teenage daughter. The boys had bats and lead pipes.
Adams pulled out a gun and she says in self defense shot out the home's window hitting Robert who was on the front lawn. In Adams statement to the court she said she regrets what happened and a lot of mistakes were made that night but not only by her. "Teenagers at two o'clock in the morning belong at home. And that doesn't change the decisions I made. But in a panic in a fear and trying to protect your own children and your own family unfortunately the best decisions aren't always made."
Robert's family says he was a good kid and no matter where he was or what time it was he didn't deserve to be killed. Adams plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence. She was sentenced to six years in prison. Flynn's aunt Melissa Yourchisin says, "Six years is not enough. Six years she gets out she still has her kids and has her family and we never have him."
But the family says they hope to now take the memories they have of Robert and try to move on.