A teenager who admitted to shooting Washington Commanders defenseman Brian Robinson was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in juvenile detention.
A judge ruled that the 15-year-old boy must he remains behind bars until he turns 21, the Washington Post reported. He will then be released.
The teenager also pleaded guilty to a second murder – the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Andre Robertson in D.C. in October 2022.
That crime was prosecuted as voluntary manslaughter, so the case remained in juvenile court. Under DC law, the maximum sentence for a minor is detention until the age of 21.
The teenager’s lawyers had asked for a sentence of two years, while the prosecutors he sought the maximumlocal CBS affiliate WUSA reported.
Robinson had yet to play a down for the Chiefs when he was tackled in a attempted carjacking and robbery on August 28, 2022. Although Robinson was shot twice in the attack, he escaped with his life, his car and his belongings.
Months later, the police arrested two teenagers in the case. The other teenager, a 17-year-old, pleaded guilty in January and will remain in city custody until he turns 20. Investigators are still looking for a third teenager who sped the attackers away from the scene as the getaway driver.
On Oct. 13, before the arrests but after the jogger attack, 15-year-old Andre Robertson was killed while sitting on his great-grandmother’s porch on DC’s east side. Few details about this shooting have been released, including any possible motive.
Robertson’s mother and sister broke down in tears as they attended Wednesday’s hearing, according to WUSA.
“It’s heartbreaking,” DC Police Commander Darnel Robinson said after the shooting. “These press conferences don’t come easy, especially for a 15-year-old.”