WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren man convicted in the shooting death of Teresa Hunter at the Riverview Motel last fall, told his wife he loved her before being escorted out of the courtroom.
William Fambro was sentenced Tuesday to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Just minutes before the sentence was handed down, he sat stone-faced as Judge Ronald Rice addressed him about the October shooting, inside room 25 at the Riverview Motel. Rice called his self-defense claim unbelievable and said he had “absolutely no genuine remorse for the ruthless slaying.”
“Other than your own self-serving testimony, there was not a single piece of credible evidence to support your outlandish story,” he said. “Your history of nine criminal convictions and your cold-blooded murder of Teresa Hunter tells us who you are. You have endangered the good people of our community long enough.”
Fambro was convicted Friday on aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and having weapons under disability charges. Jurors found him guilty of shooting Hunter six times, despite his claims that the shooting was in self defense. Fambro and Hunter were reportedly dating, according to Hunter’s brother. .
Hunter’s family was overcome with emotion once Fambro’s sentence was handed down, saying now she can rest easy. Hunter’s brother, Freddie Washington, has been critical of Fambro’s claims that he is blind as well as his recounting of the day of the shooting.
“A blind man could have see through the lies. You know, it just happened to be a blind man telling them,” he said.
Fambro’s wife, Carrie, was in court as well, showing her support for the man she loves.
“The trial was hard. I must admit, I heard some things that I was not aware of, because during this last six months, even visiting William, I’ve never discussed the trial,” she said.
She said she still planned to support him, even after the sentence.
“He is not alone. I’m here,” she said.