Family shouts ‘baby killer’ as suspect who ran over Akron man, his 22-month-old child leave courtroom
AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The suspect convicted of intentionally running over a 43-year-old Akron and his 22-month-old daughter, killing them both, faced a judge for sentencing on Friday.
The Summit County judge ordered Shawn Allen to serve two consecutive life sentences in prison. He will not be eligible for parole until after he served 63 years behind bars.
The judge’s decision followed a recommendation from the jury for life in prison on multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated murder. He was eligible for the death penalty.
According to investigators, Horace Lee was pushing his child Azeria Tucker in a stroller on Crouse Street in Akron in July 2020 when Allen ran them over with intent in his Cadillac Escalade.
Moments before hitting the two victims, Akron police said Allen and Lee were involved in a fight at Euro Gyro.
The victims’ family members were also in court to hear the punishment. Numerous relatives read impassioned victim impact statements directly to Allen.
“Killer” and “baby killer” were some of the terms family members shouted at Allen as he was taken from the courtroom.
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