Robinson sentenced in murder, attempted murder cases

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By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man was sentenced to 45 years in prison Monday, Dec. 3, after he pleaded guilty to a long list of charges, including the murder of a man this summer and the attempted murder of a sheriff’s office investigator months later.
Keith Tyrone Robinson Jr., 20, listened Monday afternoon as Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith sentenced him to several concurrent sentences. They include five years each for two possession of firearm charges, five years for a possession of knife charge, 30 years each for two armed robbery charges, 30 years for the attempted murder charge and 45 years for the murder and two burglary charges.
Goldsmith also gave Robinson credit for time already served in jail.
The armed robbery, firearm and murder charges stem from the June 18 home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris. The attempted murder charge is related to an attack on Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Fred Thompson while he questioned Robinson on Aug. 8.
Members of Morris’ family, as well as Thompson, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard and Sheriff Barry Faile, attended the sentencing.
See Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News for more information.


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416