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Willie Robinson Biography, Wiki

Willie Robinson is a Connecticut man who was arrested by police and held on a $2 million bond Saturday in connection with the cold case murder of 16-year-old Jessica Keyworth whose body was found in the stairwell of an apartment building on June 1, 2004. An autopsy revealed that she had been strangled.

Detectives eventually identified Robinson as the person responsible for the death of Keyworth. They served an arrest warrant for Robinson and charged him in the murder of Keyworth. He is facing a $2 million bond pending arraignment in court.

Keyworth was a student at a Job Corps center in Massachusetts and was visiting friends and family in Connecticut when she was killed, the newspaper reported. She arrived by train in Waterbury late on the night of May 30 to meet up with a classmate.

Willie Robinson Age

Willie Robinson was 35-years-old at the time of the homicide. He is now 52 years old.

Willie Robinson Waterbury Ct

Keyworth took a train into Waterbury that arrived just before midnight on Memorial Day to meet up with a friend but she was found murdered in a stairwell the next morning. Willie Robinson is accused of strangling Jessica Keyworth, 16, and leaving her in a basement stairwell of an apartment building just blocks from his known residence after Memorial Day Weekend 2004, according to the Republican American newspaper in Waterbury, Conn.

On Thursday, police arrested 52-year-old Willie Robinson of Waterbury. He faces one count of murder and was being held on $2 million bails. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney who could comment on the charge. Police are scheduled to hold a news conference on Sunday.

A news release from the Waterbury Police Department didn’t specify what evidence led them to suspect Robinson, but Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo told the Waterbury Republican-American that investigators were aided by DNA technology and forensic science.

On that day, around 1:13 p.m., police were called to 25-35 Pearl Street on a report of a woman found in the stairwell of the multi-unit residential building. Police found a deceased woman at the scene.

Willie Robinson DNA Evidence

The chief didn’t specify what led investigators to Willie Robinson but said they were aided by DNA evidence and forensic science, FOX 61 in Hartford reported. It wasn’t clear how she ended up in the stairwell.

“We’re so happy that we can bring some closure and justice for the girl’s family,” Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said, according to the newspaper. “A lot of it had to do with a lot of perseverance by the detectives involved in the case.”

Investigators scoured the city after Keyworth’s murder, even traveling as far as Las Vegas in 2007 to interview someone about the case, but there were never any arrests. Robinson was arrested on an unrelated offense for interfering with a police officer just months after Keyworth’s murder, but it’s not clear if he was interviewed about her death at the time. Officers didn’t say if there was any known prior connection between Robinson and Keyworth.

Robinson has an arrest record that includes sexual assault and risk of injury, the newspaper reported, but there was no record of any convictions.

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