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Aug. 24, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Blair Robinson (DOB 05/06/91) of 44 Maple Ave., Apartment 2-B, Yonkers, NY pled guilty before Judge Barry Warhit to:

  • one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,

in connection with the death of his toddler son Alex Robinson (DOB 02/01/14) and the living environment that was discovered in their home.

On Dec. 24, 2016 at approximately 8:14 p.m., defendant Blair Robinson walked into the emergency room at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers carrying his two-year-old son and reported to the staff that the child was not breathing. Hospital personnel observed that the child was lifeless and had no pulse. Hospital personnel were never able to revive the child and he was pronounced dead at approximately 9:25 p.m.

Although it was not readily apparent what caused the child’s death, hospital personnel did observe bruises on his back and notified the Yonkers Police Department. When police went to the victim’s home following the child’s death, they located his mother, Kenya Reed and they also discovered the deceased victim’s 10-month-old sister in a bedroom where she lay in a cold room on a mattress with no sheets, a bottle of curdled milk beside her. The child was dirty and suffering from a terrible diaper rash. The apartment was filthy and unsanitary and rodent droppings were all over kitchen surfaces. Bugs flew around inside the refrigerator. The infant female was sent to Westchester Medical Center for follow-up care. Both parents were interviewed and the investigation continued pending the results of an autopsy. At that time, Robinson minimized his conduct and stated he only hit the child one time on his buttocks.

When the autopsy was conducted by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office, it was determined that Alex died as a result of blunt force trauma to his head and his torso and that he had hemorrhages in his brain and internal organs. Approximately nine marks on his back appeared to have been pattern injuries caused by some kind of instrument that was used repeatedly to strike him. 

When the police located Blair Robinson again on December 27, 2016, he admitted to police that he had kicked, whipped and beaten the child in his head and torso earlier in the afternoon of Dec. 24, 2016. Following the beating he had inflicted, he had taken a nap and then gone to work for approximately 90 minutes, before finally returning to his house at 44 Maple Avenue to retrieve his son and bring him to the emergency room. Robinson was arrested following that interview and charged with his son’s homicide.

Blair Robinson faces a possible sentence of twenty-five years in state prison.

The defendant’s remand continues.

He will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2017.

This case is being prosecuted by Second Deputy District Attorney Fredric Green, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and Assistant District Attorney Joyce Miller also of the Special Prosecutions Division.

 

Blair Robinson

Blair Robinson

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