A Stanly County jury has sentenced William Eugene Robinson to death for the 2006 murder of Kevin Devon Crump.
In Stanly County, William Eugene Robinson has been convicted of first-degree murder and other related charges in the death of Keith Crump. The trial will now proceed to the sentencing phase, at which the jury must decide whether Robinson should be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, or to death.
DW remains unable to find any information in the media about the Robeson County trial of Larry Bonnell Shawn Robinson. DW notes that Mr. Robinson is not in the custody of the Department of Correction at this time.
No additional capital trials are scheduled in North Carolina for the remainder of this calendar year.
In Gaston County, Danny Hembree was sentenced to death for the murder of Heather Catterton. Although the victim’s family supported the death penalty, her father recognized, “This was a no-win situation. They’ve lost a son. We’ve lost a daughter.”
The Robeson County trial of Larry Robinson continues without media coverage.
The State is presenting evidence in the Stanly County trial of William Robinson. Robinson is accused of shooting a man during a 2006 robbery.
Six death penalty trials started in North Carolina over the last few weeks.
Larry Robinson (Robeson) and Brandon Gross (Buncombe) – Progress unknown.
The guilt-or-innocence phase is wrapping up in the Gaston County trial of Danny Hembree. Prosecutors allege that Hembree strangled Heather Catterton in 2009, while defense attorneys say Catterton died of a drug overdose.
In Alamance County, efforts were underway to pick a jury for the sentencing phase of Dennis Mills‘ trial when Mills moved to withdraw his guilty plea for two 2010 shootings.
The Guilford County trial of Isaam Chaplin came to an abrupt halt when the prosecution suddenly located what they believe to be the murder weapon. A gun seized by police in another county came up as a “hit” in a police database, prompting the judge to delay the trial indefinitely while both sides examine the new evidence.
Jury selection has just gotten underway in the Stanly County trial of William Robinson. Robinson is accused of a 2006 robbery-murder in Albemarle.