serial killers by name [r] amazon
     
  ROBINSON Alonzo USA ... ... ... 3+
  WITHERS George ...
1995 1998 ...
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Verdict/Urteil: 8 years (WITHERS); 10-30 years (ROBINSON)
 
 
These men formed a unit designed solely to apprehend and prosecute Alonzo Robinson and an associate, George Withers, when they noticed a pattern in a series of violent crimes, all involving extensive facial disfigurement of the victims. The crimes included a 1995 robbery of Jerome Mitchell, a pizza delivery man, who was stabbed in the eye and lost his eye; a 1997 murder of Haseem Bailey, who was shot in the face and back; a 1998 shooting of Edgar Chocon, who was shot in the face with a sawed-off shot-gun, and a 1998 shooting of Sharonitta Myles. The team worked backwards, beginning with the August 1, 1998 shooting of Ms. Myles, who was shot in the breast and abdomen with a sawed-off shotgun. Initially, Ms. Myles claimed that she did not know her attacker. The team was certain that Ms. Myles could make an identification. They learned that she was a long term victim of domestic violence who bore scars stemming from years of abuse from several men. The team began to work extensively with Ms. Myles until she admitted that she knew her assailant by the name of "0." Incredibly, without a real name or address, the team was able to identify the defendant as Alonzo Robinson in just four days. Once so identified, his capture was immediate. The team obtained videotaped confessions from Robinson on each crime and learned the identity of George Withers as one of the assailant's in the 1995 stabbing incident. As a result, Withers was also arrested, and also gave a videotaped confession. The videotapes have been used as training tools for new detectives. Both defendants were forced to plead guilty after the team developed overwhelming evidence on each crime. On January 26, 1999, Withers was sentenced to eight years of incarceration under the Youth Act for his role in the 1995 stabbing of Jerome Mitchell. On June 29, 1999, Robinson was sentenced to 10 to 30 years for the 1997 murder, three and one-third years to 10 years for the 1998...
 
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