The two teenagers that lost their lives in this incident have been identified by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office as William Hughes, 19, and Jeremy Stewart, 16. According to reports, Robinson identified himself as a police officer to the two young men and lured them to a wooded area that is located next to a cow pasture in Olga, Florida. The two boys were fatally shot and died from their wounds, and a third female teenager was shot through her hand. Her injuries are considered non-life threatening and she is expected to make a full physical recovery.
At this point, according to jail records, Robinson has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and impersonating a police officer.
Murder Charges in FloridaThe words “homicide” and “murder” are used interchangeably in police programs on television and are used in everyday conversation. They actually have two distinctly different meanings. The act of homicide is not always a crime, but the act of murder always is. The illegal killing of another human being is divided into two types of crimes, and each of those is further divided into sub-types.
The categorical breakdown of homicide looks like this:
Murder – accused must have intended to kill the victim or done so out of ill will, hatred, or spite
- Murder in the First Degree
- Murder in the Second Degree
- Murder in the Third Degree
- Manslaughter by Act (voluntary)
- Manslaughter by Procurement (voluntary)
- Manslaughter by Culpable Negligence (involuntary)
- Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child (involuntary)
If you or someone you love has been charged with the crime of homicide, please contact the offices of Musca Law immediately. These types of charges often lead to other charges down the road. They are very serious and can have a damaging impact on the rest of your life if they are not handled by a professional with years of experience. For a free consultation, give us a call at (800) 687-2252 and we will be happy to discuss your case with you.