Man indicted in murder of girlfriend’s son

Michael Robinson indicted in 18-year-old's murder
Michael Robinson indicted in 18-year-old's murder(Action News 5/MPD)
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 12:36 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 32-year-old man is awaiting sentencing after a grand jury indicted him for the murder of his girlfriend’s son.

Shelby County District Attorney’s Office says Michael Robinson was indicted on counts of first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence. He has a prior conviction for aggravated assault.

Back on July 12, 2021, the DA’s office says officers responded to a residence on Randle Street near North Watkins where an 18-year-old victim was found shot in the chest.

Witnesses told investigators Robinson got into an argument over a $5 debt with his then-girlfriend’s son when things started to escalate. That’s when Robinson went to his car and grabbed a shotgun. He shot the teen in the chest then put the gun back in the car and moved the car a short distance from the scene, according to the DA’s office.

The teen died on the scene.

Robinson is currently behind bars without bond.

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