Toledo man handed life sentence for the murder of his wife

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo man will never see the streets again. Judge Dean Mandros sentenced Terry Campbell to life in prison without parole for killing his wife.

"This road has been long and hard for us. Some days we didn't even know if we would make it through hearing the things and how he tortured our child," said Cora Campbell's step mom Karen Corbin.

Cora Campbell's parents say today was the first step toward closure.

"Cora was a beautiful beautiful woman. A good mother. Her funeral and things spoke for its self. Cora didn't deserve what Terry Campbell did to her, but we in our hearts hope and pray that one day he will show some remorse for the things he has done," said Corbin.

Terry Campbell showed no remorse when he was sentenced to life.
Prosecutors say Campbell shot and killed his wife because she terminated a pregnancy and didn't want to be with him. The deadly shooting happened last December. Prosecutors say he stalked her, went into her house, cornered her in the kitchen and shot her several times. There 10-month-old son was inside the home at the time of the murder .The boy was not hurt. He's now living with his grandparents.

"It was a struggle, but as a family he brings us joy. He brings us joy everyday. We see her smile through him when he hugs us that's her. We feel her all through him. We see her in him. That's what keeps us going her boys," said Corbin.

Cora's family says her beauty inside and out touched the entire community. She was one of the top hair stylist in Toledo. She also mentored kids. Her family has a message for the community.

"We thank the community so much. So so much for the support they've given us . The gracious prayers," said Cora Campbell's father John Corbin.

Terry Campbell did not make a statement because he plans to appeal his sentence.