BRIDGETON — A jury has cleared a local man of charges that he shot a Millville resident to death in April 2010.
A jury sitting in the Cumberland County Courthouse returned a series of not guilty verdicts on Tuesday regarding charges against Robert Robinson.
The jury found Robinson, of Fremont Street, not guilty on charges that include aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault. The charges were included in an indictment handed up against Robinson by a grand jury in March.
Authorities alleged that Robinson shot 22-year-old Keith Wright outside of Wright’s home on South Fourth Street in Millville during the early morning hours of April 29, 2010.
Wright’s family and friends said at the time that Wright was shot in the chest. The attorney representing Robinson after his arrest said his client acted in self defense after being attacked by Wright.
Authorities also alleged that Robinson kicked pregnant Angelica Wynder in the stomach during two assaults that occurred before the shooting incident. Wynder did not require hospitalization for the assaults, authorities said.
Authorities said Robinson and Wynder were at one point linked romantically.
Robinson, known to his friends as “Harlem,” fled the scenes where both the assault on Wynder and the shooting of Wright occurred. Robinson eventually surrendered to Millville police.
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