MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — The jury has found Hiawatha Robinson guilty in the murder of his 8-year-old daughter Hiawayi Robinson.
The jury spent about three hours deliberating on Thursday afternoon, reaching the verdict around 5:45pm. Robinson could be sentenced to life in prison for the felony murder conviction.
Hiawatha did not make any noticeable reaction when the verdict was read.
Robinson was arrested in December 2014 for the disturbing murder of Hiawayi, who was found dead behind an abandoned building in Prichard just three months earlier.
The Prichard community rallied together for months, demanding justice for Hiawayi’s killer. Some of the public demonstrations held were attended by Hiawatha.
The three-week long trial came to an end on Thursday when the jury reached a verdict. For more details on the trial, visit our previous coverage:
- Day 1: Hiawatha Robinson’s Murder Trial Begins In Mobile
- Day 2: Hiawatha Robinson Murder Trial In Mobile
- Day 4: Hiawatha Robinson’s Murder Trial – Family Tear Up During Testimony
- Day 5: Hiawatha Robinson Passes Out On His Way To Court
- Day 6: FBI Used Interrogation Tactics During Hiawatha Interview, He Didn’t Crack
- Day 7: DNA Evidence In Hiawayi Murder “Inconclusive”
- Day 9: Expert Testifies Abuse Was ‘Chronic’
- Day 10: Hiawatha’s Relatives Reveal Details Of Hiawayi’s Life