Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Man charged with murder in death of four-year-old, also investigated for 'criminal acts' against three-year-old

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department arrested and charged James Emmanuel Robinson, 23, with murder in connection to the suspicious death of a four-year-old Savannah girl in  October 2015.

Robinson was arrested at a residence on the 2100 block of Gamble Street.

"The child died on Oct. 27. Three days later SCMPD, the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) and the Chatham County Coroner’s Office initiated a suspicious death investigation following an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Medical Examiner’s Office," police say.

Robinson, who was the live-in boyfriend of the victim’s mother at the time of death, attempted suicide after being questioned by police on Oct. 29, according to reports.

"Siblings of the victim, ages seven, five and three, were removed from their residence by DFACS. Robinson is also being investigated for criminal acts against the victim’s three-year-old sibling," police say.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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