Akron women sentenced to prison for assault on injured man in wheelchair
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 4:00 PM
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced Samantha Furman, 25, to 18 years in prison and Christine Marshall, 31, to 10 years in prison for their attack on Bob David Allen on June 26.
Furman was working as a home health aide for Allen, who was in a wheelchair after his brain surgery.
"Furman told Michael Louthian, her ex-boyfriend, where the victim had cash, guns and TVs in his house," said a statement from the Summit County prosecutor's office. "Marshall drove Louthian, Justin Hill and Marid Asefi to the victim's house. The three men went into the house, while Marshall waited in her truck."
Allen woke up and yelled at the men to leave his house.
"They did, then decided they weren't going to leave empty-handed, so they broke back into the house through a different entrance," the prosecutor's statement continued. "They knocked the victim out of his wheelchair and kicked and stomped on his head. They then ransacked the house and stole guns, money, TVs and anything else they could find."
Allen laid on the floor for two days until a meals-on-wheels worker found him.
Furman, who was scheduled to work at the victim's home on the two days immediately following the robbery, did not show up for work either day.
As a result of the attack, Allen has undergone multiple surgeries and will spend the rest of his life in an assisted living facility.
Furman, Asefi, Hill and Louthian pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Marshall pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.
On Feb. 29, Judge Callahan sentenced Asefi, Hill and Louthian to 20 years in prison.