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.
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.