Colleen McKernan: Rob's Mother Speaks

This is the final interview in a series about Colleen McKernan who shot her husband Rob on New Years Eve, 2014 during an argument. Colleen was tried twice for murder; both times, jurors deadlocked on whether she was guilty of murder or justified in killing Rob to defend herself. On the eve of the third trial, Colleen accepted a plea offer to manslaughter in exchange for a seven-year sentence. The trials took place in Canton, OH in 2016; the plea was in 2017. This interview is with Rob's mother, Kathie McKernan. She shares her thoughts about her son, his marriage, and his death. For information regarding your data privacy, visit