Alabama man charged with sodomy and murder of daughter, sentenced to 100 years

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Hiawatha Robinson (Photo: WKRG)

Hiawatha Robinson (Photo: WKRG)

PRICHARD, Ala. — One hundred years. That’s the sentence given to a south Alabama man found guilty of the sexual assault and murder of his 8-year-old daughter.

The body of Hiawayi Robinson was found on Thursday, one day after she was reported missing. (Photo: WKRG)

The body of Hiawayi Robinson was found one day after she was reported missing.  (Photo: WKRG)

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich announced Hiawatha Robinson’s sentence Wednesday morning.

His 8-year-old daughter, Hiawayi Robinson went missing in September of 2014. She was found dead three days later behind an abandoned building in Prichard, Alabama, more than a mile from her home. Three months later, her father was arrested and charged for sodomy and murder.

Her death led to a state bill revamping missing child response in law enforcement.

The jury spent about three hours deliberating in the Hiawatha Robinson case before settling on the 100-year sentence.