Dpree Shareef Robinson pleads guilty in murder of 9-year-old jumping on trampoline
Dpree Shareef Robinson pled guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trinity Ottoson-Smith, a 9-year-old who had been jumping on a trampoline with friends, Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced today. Robinson will receive a 450-month prison sentence when he is sentenced March 21.
“Trinity was doing what kids should be doing in spring time in Minnesota, playing with friends and having fun outside,” Moriarty said. “Mr. Robinson’s actions shocked our community and devastated her family and all who loved her. I’m hopeful his admission of guilt begins to bring some degree of closure for Trinity’s family and the community.”
According to the criminal complaint, this was a gang-related drive-by shooting that was captured from a distance on surveillance video. Trinity was jumping on a trampoline in a residential backyard and was struck and killed by the gunfire. The trampoline, Trinity, and her friends were directly between Mr. Robinson and the intended targets.
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