Robinson, represented by public defenders Sam Bentley and Nath Camp, pled guilty to one charge of murder and one charge of first degree theft of property for stealing his father’s truck.
Robinson hit his father repeatedly with his fist and a barstool at his residence in Dogwood Acres Trailer Park in Jasper on June 4, 2011, and was arrested by Missouri State Police on June 5, 2011, and extradited back to Walker County.
The victim was found alive and transferred to local hospitals and a nursing home, but eventually died later from complications of the injuries. Hubert Robinson died Aug. 27, 2011, from what the Alabama State Forensic Pathologist called “complications associated with blunt impact trauma to the head.”
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair recommended a sentence of 25 years for the murder and five years for the theft, as well as repayment of court costs in both cases and a $50 per case addition to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.
Elliott sentenced Robinson according to those recommendations.
The guilty plea also means that Robinson loses his right to vote, serve on a jury or own a gun.
Adair asked that Robinson also be barred from contact with his brother and sister, per their request to the DA’s office.
Adair said that he and Assistant District Attorney Brian Warren had been in touch with the family and the plea reflected their input on the case.
“We’ve been in contact with the family all the way through this,” Adair said. “They made the recommendation on this case and we’re glad on their behalf to get this case done.”
Adair also had high praise for Warren, who he said had put the case together and taken a special interest in cases that involve vulnerable victims, such as children or the elderly.
Warren, for his part, credited the successful plea to the police agencies involved in the case and their thoroughness.
“This case was put together so well by local law enforcement and Missouri Police,” Warren said. “They did a great job, which makes my job so much easier.”