Jury Returns 'Guilty' Verdict in Randolph Murder Trial

MARCH 2, 2007 - Posted at 11:52 a.m. CST

POCAHONTAS, AR - A Circuit Court jury in Randolph County has delivered a 'guilty' verdict this morning against Brian Robinson of Pocahontas, who was charged with the October 2006 shooting death of Brian Willbanks.

Circuit Clerk Debbie Wise told K8 News that Robinson was found guilty on the murder charge, as well as a charge of vehicular fleeing.  Judge Harold Erwin sentenced Robinson to life in prison in the Arkansas Dept. of Correction on the murder charge, plus twelve months on the charge of vehicular fleeing.

Robinson was represented by defense attorney Grant DeProw.  The case was prosecuted by Henry Boyce and Richard Castleman.